Henrythenavigator and New Approach (The Racing Post)


New Approach will have a rival from within his own stable for his rematch with Henrythenavigator, with his trainer Jim Bolger on Monday insisting the unraced Luminaire will not be acting as a pacemaker in the Boylesports Irish 2,000 Guineas on Saturday.

Henrythenavigator and New Approach, separated by a nose in the 2,000 Guineas, are among 13 acceptors for Saturday’s race, while Aidan O’Brien has left in five, while Saeed Bin Suroor has two entries in Fast Company and Ibn Khaldun.

The Irish 2,000 Guineas has gone for export in the past four years, and the overseas three-pronged challenge includes Godolphin’s Ibn Khaldun, the Brendan Duke-trained Sammy The Snake and Stubbs Art, added at a cost of €40,000.