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Friday, 29 April 2011

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Peslier seen here winnjing the Arc de Triomphe

Newmarket - 'Glue factory fodder' is how the French former champion jockey dismissed rival contenders in Saturday's 2,000 Guineas.

Olivier Peslier, who rides Craven Stakes winner Native Khan in Newmarket's first classic of the season, is said to be 'incredulous' at the 18/1 odds his mount carries in the big race.

The Gallic champ picked up the ride after regular jockey Kieren Fallon was suspended for a somewhat iffy riding infraction earlier in the month.

His Ed Dunlop-trained mount faces a field of 12 - including five-times unbeaten 4/7 favorite Frankel, Aidan O'Brien's 10/1 shot Roderic O'Connor and the 'hugely talked up' 13/2 chance Pathfork.

"Zey 'old no fear for me," Peslier told reporters ahead of the clash, ""even Frankie's Casamento, ees rubbish, heheheh.

"Sorry, Frankie old boy, but your Godolphin masters 'ave give you a dud - only fit for a bumper at Plumpton.

"Nothing personal, of course."

Saturday's field will also see the Willie Haggas-trained Invincible Spirit-sired Fury, unbeaten winner of £283,431 in prize money, challenge the Peslier talking horse.

At only ten grand less than 4/7 favorite Frankel's all-time winnings of £294,859 the unbeaten Chevely Park owned/bred colt is also on at 18/1.

The Johnny Murtagh mount is drawn 4 in what could be the meat inside the sandwich between O'Brien's stall No 3 horse and Richard Hannon's 50/1 shot Dubawi Gold.

Tomorrow's winner will pick up a purse of £198,695 in the Qipco-sponsored 1-mile classic.

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