The Jim Bolger trained Parish Hall was the most high profile name missing from the 18 horses declared for the opening classic of the season, the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket this Saturday.
A 14/1 shot at the beginning of the week, Parish Hall, who landed the Dewhurst last season, has been expected to line up this weekend, however with continuing rainfall at Newmarket and the strong possibility of soft going, the son of Teofilo has been taken out of the Group 1.
Hot favourite for the race, the Aidan O’Brien trained Camelot, head the 18 horses that will face the starter on Saturday. Along with Camelot, Aidan O’Brien has left in his Coventry winner Power and recent Leopardstown winner Furner’s Green.
Sea The Stars brother, Born To Sea, has also been declared along with the likes of Top Offer, French Fifteen, Craven winner Trumpet Major and Caspar Netscher.