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Guinea

A gold coin issued in the United Kingdom between 1663 and 1816. From 1717 on, its value was fixed by law at 21 shillings, or just over one British pound. After it was withdrawn from circulation, "guinea" remained a slang term for 21 shillings. After decimalization, the term was still used in horse racing and the sale of rams to mean 1.05 pounds.
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Botti expects to book a local rider for the French Guineas and is expecting some improvement from Sesmen's Newbury run.
Earlier, Italian visitor Dicton set a pleasing problem for her connections when landing the Prix de Fontainebleau under Olivier Peslier, since the ex-claimer is not entered in the French Guineas.
FRENCH TEST Aidan O'Brien-trained Gleneagles was among yesterday's acceptors for Royal Ascot's St James's Palace Stakes where he'll face French Guineas winner Make Believe
His son Rodolphe's Nova Hawk has finished fourth in both the English and French Guineas, and the younger Collet beamed: "I'm happy for two reasons - my father beat me, and it is always better when it is your family.
Andre Fabre, whose stable was in peerless form last week, capturing both French Guineas, runs Mystic Melody, who will be race fit after a season-opening second.
Andre Fabre, whose stable last week captured both French Guineas, runs Mystic Melody, who will be race-fit after a season-opening second.
Botti said: "Al Thakhira ran well at Newbury but we will save her for the French Guineas instead of Newmarket, where the ground will probably be fast enough for her.
On her return to the fray, back at Kempton in April, my selection justified evenmoney favouritism in a valuable conditions race before taking on Flotilla in the French Guineas, the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches.
He simply hit the front too early in the French Guineas and pulled himself up in front.
French Guineas winner Tin Horse also steps up in distance.
We haven't made a decision about the Guineas; he's also in the French Guineas.
After an interrupted campaign last year, the seven-year-old made his debut for Delzangles on the French Guineas undercard and charged through the field to deny Benbaun by a head.