Jupiter Pluvius


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Jupiter Pluvius

dispenser of rain. [Rom. Myth.: Espy, 22]
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A NUMBER of three-year-olds who ran well in the Classics in the spring drop back to 7f, headed by Jupiter Pluvius, who at one time was thought to be Ballydoyle's chief hope in the 2,000 Guineas.
Ladbrokes: 2 New Approach, 3 Raven's Pass, 6 Ibn Khaldun, 10 Fast Company, Jupiter Pluvius, 12 Henrythenavigator, 16 Fireside, Stimulation, 20 Perfect Stride, Rio De La Plata, Plan, 40 bar.
The best known in Europe is last season's Killavullan Stakes winner Jupiter Pluvius, who traces to Da' Tara's fifth dam, the multiple winner Cloud High.
Aidan O'Brien left five colts in the race at yesterday's forfeit stage, a group headed by Henrythenavigator but also including the unbeaten Jupiter Pluvius, which bypassed the English Guineas.
Betting: 2-1 New Approach, 3-1 Raven's Pass, 6-1 Ibn Khaldun, 10-1 Fast Company, Jupiter Pluvius, 12-1 bar.
IRISH 2000 GUINEAS (1m, Curragh, Sat 24th May): 6/4 New Approach, 9/4 Henrythenavigator, 8 Jupiter Pluvius, 12 Famous Name, Winker Watson, 16 Ibn Khaldun, Myboycharlie, 20 Ravens Pass, Rio De La Plata, 25 Fast Company, Great War Eagle, Hanoverian Baron, 33 bar.
Ladbrokes 2000 Gns: 9-4 New Approach, 6 Raven's Pass, 7 Ibn Khaldun, 10 Fast Company, Jupiter Pluvius, Winker Watson, 14 Henrythenavigator, 16 Confront, Rio De La Plata, Twice Over, 20 bar.
Jupiter Pluvius, having his first run of the season, was four and a half lengths back in fourth, followed five and a half lengths back by the American import Nownownow, last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner, who was having his first run since joining David Wachman.
Aidan O'Brien's unbeaten colt Jupiter Pluvius bypasses tomorrow's classic, having reportedly scoped dirty earlier this week.
Jupiter Pluvius was being hailed as the best O'Brien-trained colt for the Guineas before the race and had a minor setback, so he has to be interesting.
Originally being aimed at Saturday's English Guineas, Myboycharlie will go on trial in Monday's seven-furlong contest, in which Aidan O'Brien has left his intended Guineas runners, including Jupiter Pluvius, while David Myerscough intends starting his smart colt Bruges in the Tetrarch.
Jupiter Pluvius complicates the issue because up until a week before the Newmarket Classic, he was the number-one choice in the market for Ballydoyle.