Prep option for Kingman

  • Last Updated: March 17 2014, 17:28 GMT

Connections of QIPCO 2000 Guineas fancy Kingman will consider giving the exciting colt a prep run ahead of his potential Classic bid at Newmarket on May 3.

Kingman: 2000 Guineas hopeful
Kingman: 2000 Guineas hopeful

John Gosden's son of Invincible Spirit made a huge impression when striking by six lengths on his July Course debut at the of June and took the step up to Pattern class in his stride when easing to victory in Sandown's Solario Stakes two months later.

The youngster missed an intended run on Arc weekend at Longchamp in October, having a chip in a joint surgically removed, but has pleased his team since returning from his winter break.

Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager for owner Khalid Abdullah, said: "Kingman is fine. He had a very good winter and everyone is pleased with him.

"He hasn't done a lot so far this year, but he is in strong exercise now and all the reports I've had from John have been good.

"I think it's a bit early to say (whether he will run before the Guineas).

"I think ideally John would perhaps like to give him a run if he could, but obviously we will wait and see how the horse is doing nearer the time.

"He's had a bit of a lay-off, but at the same time he's in good form."

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