Roger Varian's Dewhurst winner Belardo was among 10 colts taken out of the French 2000 Guineas at the latest forfeit stage.
Well beaten on his return to action in the Greenham at Newbury, connections have decided to wait for the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh on May 23 instead.
This afternoon's meeting at Brighton was abandoned after two races.
An inspection took place before racing due to very high winds, but the jockeys were happy for the fixture to start.
However, before the third race the matting which covers several roads that cross the course was lifting due to the strong gusts.
The Chester Cup is Wednesday’s big race with a maximum field whizzing round the Roodee’s tight bends and in recent times ebullient owner Marwan Koukash and his canny trainer Richard Fahey have sought to monopolize this valuable race, and they may well do so again courtesy of Gabrial’s King, who made a most encouraging start for his new yard when runner-up at Ripon the other day.
The 2015 Group 1 Qipco 2000 Guineas has 19 of the best 3yos slugging it out for their share of the £498,750 prize. But there is more at stake than money here, it is a huge springboard for these youngsters which will tell us everything about their classic credentials and indeed, which of these 19 has the X-Factor. So - who wins?