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Banker of the Day – 2000 Guineas Day

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The first Classic Meeting of the Flat Season arrives this weekend, with several superstars taking to the Rowley Mile at Newmarket for the Guineas.

We've picked out the leading contenders from four races on Saturday and are asking you, our Coral Racing Club members, if you had to vote for one to be your Banker of the Day, who would you pick?

The horse who gets the most votes will be put into an exclusive Coral Racing Club Odds Booster that will be available under Specials on the Horse Racing page shortly after the poll closes on Friday at 1pm.

Banker of the Day Preview

13:10 Newmarket – Funny Story

Funny Story's third career win came over course and distance in October of last year, in a Listed contest, for trainer Ralph Beckett. The filly was very progressive last season as she started the season rated 82 and finished it rated 102 following the aforementioned C&D victory.

Can she reappear with a bang and land back-to-back wins under Rossa Ryan in Saturday's opener?

14:20 Newmarket – Torito

Two-time winner Torito also reappears for the first time following a long lay-off in Saturday's Class 2 Heritage Handicap, having last been seen finishing a solid fourth in the Group 3 Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot. That was the only time that the John & Thady Gosden-trained gelding has finished out of the top three in his five career runs so far.

Do you think he can get back to winning ways this weekend?

14:55 Newmarket – Beautiful Diamond

Beautiful Diamond has won twice in four career starts, with her first coming on debut at Nottingham, before coming up short in two Group 2 contests. She ended her two-year-old campaign with an excellent victory in a Listed contest at Ayr in September and she's set to make her seasonal reappearance on Saturday under regular partner Clifford Lee.

Can she prove to be one of Karl Burke's superstars this season?

17:15 Newmarket – Rockstar Icon

The Coral Racing Club's very own Rockstar Icon lines up at Newmarket on 2000 Guineas Day, fresh off a break after winning in excellent fashion at Lingfield on New Year's Eve. Prior to that, the Paul and Oliver Cole-trained gelding finished a razor thin second in a Class 2 contest at Haydock, a contest which has had several form boosts since. 

Can he start his season in perfect style for the Coral Racing Club?

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