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Air Force Blue (Joseph O'Brien) winning the Keeneland

Air Force Blue: Guineas favourite on track for the Dewhurst

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Emotionless and Air Force clash a step closer

THE eagerly anticipated clash between Coolmore's Air Force Blue and Godolphin's Emotionless in Saturday's Dubai Dewhurst Stakes has moved a step closer after both featured among a potential field of 12.

The high-class duo dominate the market for next year's Qipco 2,000 Guineas, with Air Force Blue Paddy Power's 4-1 Classic favourite and Emotionless 6-1 with the same firm.

Despite those Guineas quotes, Power has Emotionless shading Dewhurst favouritism at 11-10 with his big rival at 5-4 for Saturday's Group 1 over 7f at Newmarket.

Godolphin could also be represented with Middle Park Stakes runner-up Buratino, while the Coolmore partners also have Lieutenant General, Shogun and Waterloo Bridge at their disposal.

John Gosden bids to continue his golden run through 2015 with Tashweeq, who impressed in a Listed event at Doncaster on his last run.  

Low Key, Kempton 22/01/2014

Low Key: trial winner heads Saturday's Cesarewitch market

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Low Key Ces favourite as Thomas Edison taken out

David Pipe is keen on the chances of ante-post favourite Low Key in Saturday's Betfred Cesarewitch.

A comfortable winner of the Cesarewitch trial last month,  the eight-year-old will again be ridden by Tom Marquand.

Pipe said: "He has been favourite for the race since landing the trial over the course and distance last month and he sneaks into the field towards the bottom of the weights.

"I have been very pleased with his preparation and I hope to go one better than when Mamlook finished runner-up for me in 2009. Any rain between now and then will suit and I am optimistic that he will run a big race."

Thomas Edison, 10-1 second favourite with the sponsors, has been taken out the race. However, his Tony Martin-trained stablemate Quick Jack, third in the race last year, remained among 56 confirmations on Monday.

Martin, who has Thomas Edison engaged in the Irish Cesarewitch on Sunday, has six entries in the Newmarket edition, including 12-1 third-favourite Heartbreak City.  

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