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Loch likely to take Classic chance

Loch Garman and Trading Leather are among a team of four from Jim Bolger's stable left in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh on Saturday.

Trading Leather ran a cracker for second in last week's Dante, but it is Loch Garman, a Group One winner at two and runner-up in the Derrinstown on his return, who is Bolger's most likely representative.

"He has come out of the Leopardstown race (well) and the plan is to run him in Saturday's race," said Bolger.

Bolger also has Leitir Mor, Einsteins Folly and Wexford Opera engaged, while Aidan O'Brien can call upon Paddy Power's 3-1 favourite Cristoforo Colombo, as well as Mars, Magician, Gale Force Ten, George Vancouver, Forester, Flying The Flag and Pedro The Great.

Richard Hannon is sending over Newmarket third Van Der Neer and Olympic Glory, who was undone by the draw in the French Guineas.

Hannon is also able to run Havana Gold, who performed well in the French equivalent, while the Andrew Oliver-trained First Cornerstone could make his reappearance after a good season as a two-year-old.


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