Late call to be made on Kingman

  • Last Updated: August 17 2014, 16:25 BST

John Gosden will walk the course in the morning before deciding whether Kingman lines up in the Prix Jacques Le Marois at Deauville on Monday,

Kingman: Late decision on Deauville run.
Kingman: Late decision on Deauville run.

Although Deauville bathed in summer sunshine on Saturday, Gosden is worried about a troubling weather forecast with conditions already well on the soft side of good.

Speaking from the track, he said: "It would be nice if we could run, but if it goes the other way, it goes the other way. Unfortunately it's a bad forecast for tomorrow with wind and rain."

The trainer said he would consult with Rab Havlin, who partnered Nabucco to be fourth in the Prix Gontaut-Biron Hong Kong Jockey Club on Saturday's card.

"The man who rode Nabucco rides Kingman in much of his work and he should be able to tell me something helpful about the conditions," added Gosden.

Earlier, Criquette Head-Maarek sent out a promising colt for Kingman's owner Khalid Abdullah in the shape of Full Mast, who was impressive in landing the Prix du Val Sery.

Head-Maarek said: "He's entered in a good race at Newmarket (the Middle Park) and I would like to run him in that, although he could go for the Prix La Rochette at Longchamp first.

"He was very babyish and should have learnt a lot from that."

She also said Treve remained on course for one of the Arc trials next month after working well over a mile on grass in midweek.