Elarqam cut into 4/1 to win the 2000 Guineas

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Mark Johnston’s Elarqam has been cut into 4/1 (from 6/1) to win the 2000 Guineas this weekend at Newmarket.

Our traders have reported a flurry of bets on the three-year-old and have had to shorten him accordingly.

Aidan O’Brien’s Saxon Warrior is on the drift, however. The Deep Impact colt has been moved from 9/2 to 6/1. But that now makes the three-year-old top price across the board.

O’Brien’s Gustav Klimt remains the heavy favourite for the race at 15/8.

Nicola McGeady of Ladbrokes said: “Elarqam looks bred to win this race and that is where the momentum is at. Gustav Klimt will go off favourite, but punters haven’t been showing their support yet.”

Latest Ladbrokes Betting

2000 Guineas

15/8 Gustav Klimt, 4 Elarqam, 5 Masar, 6 Saxon Warrior,  10 Expert Eye, 16 Roaring Lion, 16 US Navy Flag, 20 James Garfield, 25 bar

All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication

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Cian Carroll

Starting life as a football columnist for his local paper in Dundalk, Cian has written for a number of media outlets with pieces published in The Birmingham Mail and Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo. A lover of football, GAA, boxing, rugby and MMA, he’s a big Aston Villa and Dundalk fan. He can be regularly spotted on various mountain tops.