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Elarqam strides into second-favourite for 2,000 Guineas

He’s received plenty of backing ahead of the race

Elarqam is now the clear second-favourite for Saturday’s 2000 Guineas after a flurry of bets with Coral.

Mark Johnston’s colt is now 4/1 (was 11/2) after being heavily backed by punters.

Gustav Klimt (2/1) currently leads the betting, with his Aidan O’Brien-trained stablemate Saxon Warrior now 11/2 (was 5/1).

“As an unbeaten son of the Guineas winners Frankel and Attraction, it’s easy to see why Elarqam has been the best-backed contender for Saturday’s race in the last 48 hours, and only Gustav Klimt is now ahead of the colt in the betting,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

QIPCO 2,000 Guineas

2 Gustav Klimt, 4 Elarqam, 9-2 Masar, 11-2 Saxon Warrior, 10 Expert Eye, 16 Roaring Lion, 20 James Garfield, U S Navy Flag, 25 Headway, Emaraaty, 33 Rajasinghe, Tip Two Win, 40 Bar

All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication