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2,000 Guineas: DOM’S NAP | Saturday’s Best Bet

Can Aidan O’Brien claim another opening-season Classic in the 2,000 Guineas on Saturday?

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Battleground ridden by Ryan Moore wins the Chesham Stakes during day three of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
Newmarket: Battleground | 3:40pm Qipco 2,000 Guineas Stakes (Group 1) | Dom‘s Selection (+7.20 National Hunt & +13.37 for a £1 stake on daily NAP’s)
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Saturday sees the biggest fixture of the campaign in Suffolk descend onto Newmarket’s Rowley Mile with the 2021 renewal of the 2,000 Guineas taking place.

Master Of The Seas ridden by William Buick riding (centre) win The bet365 Craven Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse. Picture date: Thursday April 15, 2021.
The two-day Guineas Festival kickstarts on Saturday, with the 2,000 Guineas headlining proceedings at 3:40pm

Aidan O'Brien is expectedly well represented, but perhaps the answer lies with his War Front colt Battleground who makes his seasonal reappearance in the Group 1.

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Aidan O'Brien is the all-time leading 2,000 Guineas trainer with 10 wins

The four-time raced three-year-old opened his career at Naas, but shaped with plenty of promise when registering respective victories at Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood.

WATCH: 2,000 GUINEAS CONTENDER BATTLEGROUND WON THE VINTAGE STAKES AT GLORIOUS GOODWOOD LAST SEASON [CREDIT: RACING TV]

His handler's record in the race is second to none, winning 9 renewals of the contest in the 21st century, and the runner out of Found is in the good hands of Frankie Dettori.

Ballydoyle also saddle Wembley and Van Gogh, with 14 contenders in total bidding to emulate Kameko's success of last year.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.

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