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The first Classic of 2012 takes place at Newmarket on Saturday and Camelot carries the money and expectation of several punters for what should be a thrilling renewal

The Ballydoyle charge is also favourite for the Derby and the son of Montjeu can be backed at 15/8 (Sportingbet) to claim victory in the 2000 Guineas, although his price has started to drift in the past 24 hours.

Camelot’s preparation for this race couldn’t have been better, having won the Racing Post Trophy last year before Aidan O’Brien decided to preserve him in cotton wool and it will be interesting to see whether any other horse has the class to beat him.

17 other horses will be lining up for this one mile encounter and that includes Abtaal, who also has very impressive credentials after finishing second behind French Fifteen in France a month ago.

French Fifteen lines up in this race at a fractionally bigger price and thgis is a horse that can boast four victories from the last five starts, with the experienced Olivier Peslier riding.

Meanwhile, Born to Sea has been well-supported in the market and you can get 9/1 (bet365 £200 free bets) that the John Oxx-trained runner can claim victory 188 days after the last outing.

Perhaps Camelot’s stablemate Power will produce the goods, with the three-year-old having experienced just two defeats in six juvenile outings and should probably have claimed victory in the Dewhurst.

Roger Charlton’s Top Offer is the other one to watch, with the colt winning on his debut at Newbury in October before being shrouded away for this big race.

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