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Sixty-Nine Nominated to 2000 Guineas


Mendelssohn Among Them

By Dick Downey

Early entries are in for the Group 1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas run at one mile on turf at Newmarket on May 5. The £500,000 race was again in 2017 rated as the world’s best 3-year-old mile race.

Fifteen were nominated by Aiden O'Brien, including Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner Mendelssohn, but that one wasn't mentioned in Newmarket's press release. The O'Brien horses that received attention in the release are US Navy Flag, Gustav Klimt and Saxon Warrior.

Here are the early entries.

Alkhawaneej Boy (IRE), Amedeo Modigliani (IRE), Arbalet (IRE), Barraquero (IRE), Beau Ideal (GB), Bobby Biscuit (USA), Cardsharp (GB), Chilean (GB), Cogital (GB), Corrosive (USA), Deyaarna (USA), Elarqam (GB), Emaraaty (GB), Expert Eye (GB), Fajjaj (IRE), Flavius (USA), Ghaiyyath (IRE), Glendevon (USA), Glorious Journey (GB), Great Prospector (IRE), Gustav Klimt (IRE), Headway (GB), Herculean (GB), Hey Gaman (GB), Hey Jonesy (IRE), History Writer (IRE), Humbolt Current (GB), Infernal Majesty (FR), Invincible Army (IRE), James Garfield (IRE), Just Brilliant (IRE), Kenya (IRE), Key Victory (IRE), Kings Shield (USA), Masaarr (USA), Masar (IRE), Mendelssohn (USA), Merlin Magic (GB), Moqarrab (USA), Murillo (USA), Mutaaqeb (GB), Mythical Magic (IRE), Nebo (IRE), New Show (IRE), Orange Suit (IRE), Raid (IRE), Rajasinghe (IRE), Red Mist (GB), Roaring Lion (USA), Romanised (IRE), Sacred Life (FR), Saxon Warrior (JPN), Seahenge (USA), Sioux Nation (USA), Stephensons Rocket (IRE), Symbolization (IRE), Tabdeed (GB), Theobald (IRE), The Pentagon (IRE), The Revenant (GB), Threeandfourpence (USA), Tip Two Win (GB), U S Navy Flag (USA), Verbal Dexterity (IRE), White Mocha (USA), Willie John (GB), Without Parole (GB), Wootton (FR), Wusool (USA). (69)


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