Ibn Khaldun 'pleases' Dettori for Guineas
Friday 02 May 2008
Godolphin rely on the Racing Post Trophy winner Ibn Khaldun to try to restore their Classic Fortunes in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket tomorrow, for which 15 colts stood their ground at yesterday's final declaration stage.
"He's worked very well all winter, we're very pleased with him, but the Guineas is a Guineas. He's going there fresh and well," said Godolphin's retained rider, Frankie Dettori
Ibn Khaldun will meet the unbeaten New Approach for the first time and Dettori admits that Jim Bolger's Irish raider dominates the field. "The Guineas is a championship race and we have an unbeaten champion in New Approach, he sets the standard," Dettori said.
Supporters of Raven's Pass can take heart from a drying day at Newmarket, where the official going is now good.
2,000 Guineas (New market, tomorrow): Coral 13-8 New Approach, 4-1 (from 5-1) Ibn Khaldun, Raven's Pass, 8-1 (from 11-1) Henrythenavigator, 10-1 (from 14-1) Perfect Stride, 14-1 Stimulation, 20-1 Fireside, 22-1 Plan, 33-1 Moynahan, 40-1 Strike The Deal, 50-1 Dream Eater, Scintillo, 66-1 Alfathaa, 100-1 Stubbs Art, 500-1 Bahamian Kid,
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