Qipco 2000 Guineas: Auguste Rodin, Chaldean and Little Massive Bear declared for Newmarket Traditional | Racing Information

Ante-post favorite Auguste Rodin heads 14 colts declared for Saturday’s Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.

Coach Aidan O’Brien charges the Deep Affect colt as a attainable Triple Crown contender at this stage, with Auguste Rodin having received three of his 4 begins to this point, together with the Group One Futurity Trophy at Doncaster final October.

O’Brien additionally fields Phoenix Stakes victor Little Massive Bear, winner of 4 of his 5 runs and final 12 months’s top-rated European juvenile with a mark of 124.

Auguste Rodin wins at Doncaster in stunning fashion for Ryan Moore and Aidan O'Brien
Auguste Rodin wins at Doncaster in beautiful trend for Ryan Moore and Aidan O’Brien

Chaldean heads the house defence with Andrew Balding’s cost bidding to present Frankie Dettori victory within the mile Traditional in what’s the rider’s ultimate season earlier than retirement.

The duo received the Dewhurst Stakes over seven furlongs on the Rowley Mile final time period, however Dettori was unshipped popping out of the stalls on his return in final month’s Greenham at Newbury.

Royal Scotsman was overwhelmed only a head by Chaldean within the Dewhurst and he reopposes for Paul and Oliver Cole, whereas Sakheer is a number one contender for Roger Varian after successful the Mill Reef final time period.

Varian additionally fields Greenham runner-up Charyn, with Charlie Appleby one other who’s double-handed with slim Breeders’ Cup runner-up Silver Knott and Noble Fashion, who has been off the monitor since successful the Gimcrack final season.

Karl Burke runs Craven Stakes victor Indestructible together with Futurity third Holloway Boy, with outsider Flight Plan making it a triple problem from the Middleham handler.

Charlie Johnston saddles his first Traditional runner in his sole title as Criterium de Saint-Cloud winner Dubai Mile takes his likelihood, whereas Kevin Ryan’s longshot Hello Royal completes a robust Yorkshire problem.

Charlie Hills’ Galeron completes the line-up, with solely the O’Brien-trained Cairo not declared.