Racing tips: Elarqam to spoil O’Brien’s day?

Elarqam is in action on Saturday
Elarqam is in action on Saturday
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Elarqam can foil Aidan O’Brien’s bid for a ninth 2000 Guineas success in the Qipco-sponsored Classic at Newmarket.

Trainer Mark Johnston and his team have made no secret of the high regard they have for a horse who goes to Headquarters unbeaten in two starts.

Gustav Klimt appears to be O’Brien’s number one hope, but it is generally folly to ignore any of his runners in races of this nature.

Recent John Porter Stakes winner Defoe can justify the decision to supplement him for the Dunaden Jockey Club Stakes, while Havana Grey can strike for the three-year-old generation when he goes up against his elders in the Longholes Palace House Stakes.

Donncha can land victory in the Commission Free Racing At Matchbook Handicap at Goodwood.

Humbert has finished second in big spring handicaps at Doncaster and Newbury and can go one better in the totesport.com Hunt Cup at Wetherby for trainer Hugo Palmer.

Charlie Appleby’s Roussel can overcome an absence of 280 days in the Charles & Sienna Of Bawtry Novice Stakes at Doncaster, while Forth Bridge lines up in the bet365 Beginners’ Chase at Uttoxeter.

Selections

Cork: 1.30 Scream, 2.00 Button Popper, 2.35 Jewel Maker, 3.10 Comeragh Haze, 3.40 Song Of The Sky, 4.15 Night Of Power, 4.50 Cash In Mind, 5.25 Prosecution.

Doncaster: 5.15 George Bowen, 5.50 Broken Spear, 6.20 Night Castle, 6.50 Bertiewhittle, 7.20 Roussel, 7.50 Stanley, 8.20 Rayna’s World.

Hexham: 5.35 Newstart, 6.05 Wishfull Dreaming, 6.35 Or De Vassy, 7.05 Total Assets, 7.35 Greensalt, 8.05 Swashbuckle, 8.35 Ever So Much.

Uttoxeter: 2.10 Young Phoenix, 2.45 Flight To Milan, 3.20 Forth Bridge, 3.55 Beeves, 4.30 Drinks Interval, 5.05 The Boss’s Dream, 5.40 Irish Octave.

Wetherby: 1.25 Paddy’s Rock, 1.55 Zatorius, 2.30 Rare Groove, 3.05 Humbert, 3.45 Castle Hill Cassie, 4.20 Fujaira Prince, 4.55 Saroog, 5.30 Archie Stevens.

Wexford: 2.25 Motown Girl, 3.00 Game Of War, 3.30 Jennys Grey, 4.05 Rooster Byron, 4.40 Mick The Boyo, 5.10 Take The Cash, 5.45 Sancta Simona.

Goodwood: 1.35 Le Torrent, 2.05 Isabel De Urbina, 2.40 Donncha, 3.15 Bahamian Sunrise, 3.50 Nyaleti, 4.25 Qaroun, 5.00 Honey Man, 5.35 Liva.

Newmarket: 1.50 Another Eclipse, 2.20 Havana Grey, 2.55 Defoe, 3.35 ELARQAM (NAP), 4.10 Chagatai, 4.45 Petrus, 5.20 Symbolization.