Winter favourite out of Guineas

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Bahhare, the winter favourite for the 2,000 Guineas, will miss the race after suffering a stress fracture of the pelvis. The John Dunlop- trained colt, officially rated Europe's second best juvenile last year, pulled up lame when working last month and was unable to resume his Classic preparation this week.

A statement issued by Dunlop's stable said: "The damage is minimal and the prognosis for complete recover is excellent. He will require complete rest for at least six weeks and there is no possibility of him running before the middle of this season.

Bookmakers have revised their 2,000 Guineas odds with Shamikh rising to 3-1 clear favouritism with Ladbrokes from 5-1. Bahhare had been an 11-2 chance in Ladbrokes' betting, having drifted from 4-1.

2,000 Guineas (3 May) Ladbrokes: 3-1 Shamikh, 11-2 Revoque, 8-1 Indiscreet, 12-1 Entrepreneur, 14-1 Cape Cross (from 20-1), Poteen, Putra, 16-1 others. Coral: 5-1 Revoque, Shamikh, 7-1 Indiscreet, 12-1 Entrepreneur, 14-1 Zaminder, Putra, Musical Pursuit, 16-1 Poteen, Sleepytime, 20-1 others.

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