Major camp confident as Guineas ground dries up

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By Stuart Riley
Racing Post

Trumpet Major

Speaking on Friday afternoon, racecourse manager Paul Hensey said: “We’ve had another warm, sunny day. We’re not expecting any rain and I’d imagine we’ll be looking at good to firm ground tomorrow.

“We decided not to water the straight course as there is a good cover of grass and most of the course is genuinely good. We did some selective watering of the round track which is always that bit quicker.

“We don’t race on the round course until Sunday and we will decide tomorrow whether we will water the straight andthe round after racing with Sunday in mind.”

One horse thought not to be suited by the faster going is Hermival, whose win came on ground described as heavy and is yet to encounter going quicker than good to soft.

He was usurped as second-favourite by the Aidan O’Brien-trained Power on Friday, who is now 4-1 with Ladbrokes.

On the eve of the first Irish Classic, Power’s stablemate and Derby favourite Camelot was trimmed by BetVictor to 4-6 to claim success at Epsom. He is now the shortest he has been as money continues to come for the 2,000 Guineas winner.

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