04/29/2007 11:00PM

US Ranger a Guineas supplement


Owner Michael Tabor on Monday supplemented his undefeated French-trained colt, US Ranger, to Saturday's 2000 Guineas for a fee of $50,000. The addition of US Ranger, a Kentucky-bred son of Danzig, to the Guineas field means that Saturday's classic mile at Newmarket could be one of the strongest in recent years.

Trained by Jean-Claude Rouget, US Ranger aired in three 2-year-old starts at Bordeaux and Toulouse. After Tabor purchased a 50 percent interest this spring, he added luster to his promise with a four-length victory in the Prix Djebel at Maisons-Laffitte on April 11.

US Ranger will challenge the undefeated European juvenile champion and Guineas favorite, Teofilo, whom trainer Jim Bolger is sending into the Guineas without benefit of a prep race.

Ladbrokes lists Teofilo as its 5-2 favorite for the 2000 Guineas, with Adagio at 3-1, US Ranger 11-2, and Major Cadeaux 10-1.

Bolger also has Ladbrokes' 3-2 favorite for Sunday's 1000 Guineas in European juvenile filly champ Finsceal Beo.