Storm Trooper backers out on manoeuvres

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Storm Trooper, who put up possibly the most impressive performance in last week's Classic trials when winning Newmarket's Feilden Stakes, was well supported for the 2,000 Guineas and Derby yesterday and is down to 10-1 from 12-1 in Ladbrokes' Guineas betting.

There was a high turnout at the latest declaration stage for the Guineas, published yesterday. A total of 19 fillies have stayed in against the odds-on favourite for the 1,000 Guineas, Bosra Sham, while there are 25 colts declared for the 2,000 Guineas. That includes Godolphin's trio Helicon, Don Micheletto, and Kammtarra, who are likely to leave the Guineas to stablemate, Mark Of Esteem.

2,000 Guineas (4 May) Ladbrokes: 2-1 Alhaarth, Beauchamp King, 8-1 Danehill Dancer, Mark Of Esteem, 10-1 Storm Trooper, 12-1 Royal Applause, 25-1 Bijou D'Inde, Even Top, 33-1 Polaris Flight, Regiment, 40-1 Tagula, Titus Livius, 50-1 Tumbleweed Ridge, 66-1

Babinda, Glory Of Dancer, Leonine, World Premier, 100-1 Polar Eclipse, Elshabiba, Line Dancer, Mawwal, Masehaab. Doubtful: Don Micheletto, Helicon, Kammtarra.

1,000 Guineas (5 May) Ladbrokes: 2-5 Bosra Sham, 5-1 Bint Salsabil, 7- 1 Bint Shadayid, 16-1 Dance Sequence, 25-1 Honest Guest, My Branch, Priory Belle, 33-1 Phantom Creek, 40-1 Maid For The Hills, Sea Spray, 50-1 Midnight Blue, My Melody Parkes, 66-1 Dawawin, Keepers Dawn, Matiya, Miss Universal, Ta Rib, 500-1 Portugese Lil. Doubtful: Papering, Shawanni.

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