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Spanish colt set for Guineas

Spain's leading three-year-old Noozhoh Canarias booked his ticket for the QIPCO 2000 Guineas with an effortless win at La Zarzuela in Madrid.

His only career defeat to date came in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere when he finished three-quarters of a length second to Karakontie.

Noozhoh Canarias is trained by Enrique Leon, a former employee of James Fanshawe.

"Noozhoh Canarias did everything very easily today in his normal front-running style even though he was not very happy with the ground - it was a bit soft for him," said Leon.

"He was probably only about 70 per cent fit today and did more or less what I expected. The crowd here in Madrid was amazing - everybody has been going crazy about him.

"The plan now is definitely to take him to Newmarket for the 2000 Guineas. I will be going to Newmarket myself for the Craven meeting (on April 16 and 17) and will meet up with Michael Prosser then to finalise our arrangements.

"We have yet to decide who will ride him in the Guineas."