A son of Galileo, the odds-on favourite will attempt to become the eighth colt to complete the English-Irish 2,000 Guineas
Winners of the UAE 2,000 Guineas
(G3) and Dewhurst Stakes (G1) respectively, Maftool and Belardo were the two noticeable withdrawals, leaving a total of 19 colts to face the starter in the first Classic of the British season.
It has yet to be confirmed whether Zawraq, who landed the Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas
Trial two weeks ago, will attempt to give Dermot Weld a second 2,000 Guineas
win, 12 years on from Refuse To Bend.
He was introduced into the betting for the Irish 2,000 Guineas
at 14-1 by William Hill.
John Gosden has said his Dewhurst Stakes third is likely to make his seasonal debut in either this Group Three over the 2,000 Guineas
course and distance, or the Bathwick Tyres Greenham Stakes at Newbury next Saturday.
I was happy with his exercise and I am looking forward to running him in the 2,000 Guineas
Being an obedient little boy, I try to do as he taught me, but lapsed last year and backed Rob Roy for the 2,000 Guineas
in November at a huge price.
Night Of Thunder had Saturday's Derby first and second, Australia and Kingston Hill, in his wake at Newmarket, plus the Irish 2,000 Guineas
first and second, Kingman and Shifting Power, and the Prix du Jockey Club winner, The Grey Gatsby.
A best-priced 8/11 shot to gain compensation for his half-length defeat by Night Of Thunder in the Qipco 2,000 Guineas
, John Gosden's charge will renew Newmarket rivalry with Richard Hannon's Shifting Power ( fourth), supplemented to the race at a cost of [euro]30,000 on Tuesday, and War Command (ninth).
Aidan O'Brien has left in nine at the first acceptance stage including Landseer - third in the main French 2,000 Guineas
prep race, the Prix de Fontainebleau.
The field for the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas
is: Big Time (Shane Foley), Davids Park (Wayne Lordan), Dolce N Karama (Ronan Whelan), Fountain Of Youth (Fran Berry), Great White Eagle (Seamus Heffernan), Johann Strauss (Michael Hussey), Kingman (James Doyle), Mandatario (Kevin Manning), Michaelmas (Colm O'Donoghue), Mustajeeb (Pat Smullen), Obliterator (Jamie Spencer), Prince Of All (Chris Hayes), Shifting Power (Richard Hughes), War Command (Joseph O'Brien).
SHIFTING POWER, who ran a career best to finish fourth in the Qipco 2,000 Guineas
, is to be supplemented for next weekend's Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas