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Good price for Dutch Art.

Byline: By Tom Peacock

Dutch Art's owner Paul Roy expects his horse to strip much fitter in Saturday's Stan James 2000 Guineas than he did on his seasonal reappearance at Newbury, writes Tom Peacock.

The chestnut, who claimed two Group Ones as a juvenile ( the Prix Morny and the Middle Park Stakes ( lost his unbeaten record when only second behind Major Cadeaux in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury.

Consequently, Dutch Art's Guineas price drifted from his winter standing as second favourite to Teofilo but with the defection of that horse, he is available at around 12-1.

Roy shares trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam's belief that Dutch Art will be a different proposition when reappearing on the Rowley Mile.

He said: "Apparently he is in very good form and worked very well this week. The trainer thinks he is probably in as good form as he was in the Morny." Roy, a successful businessman and chairman of the British Horseracing Board, has some concerns about the going this weekend.

He added: "I think they have been watering quite hard at Newmarket, but it is still very fast and that would not be ideal for the horse, as ideally he likes some cut."

The going at Newmarket is described as good to firm and there will be further watering today.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:May 4, 2007
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