Kingman heads QEII field

  • Last Updated: August 6 2014, 13:11 BST

Kingman dominates the 33 entries for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Champions Day on October 18.

Kingman dominates the entry
Kingman dominates the entry

Although connections remain undecided as to whether the brilliant colt runs beforehand, the QIPCO-sponsored Group One at Ascot is very much the plan.

The John Gosden-trained Kingman could also be joined in the line-up by Lady Cecil's Noble Mission, who is also owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah.

Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to Khalid Abdullah, said: "Both Kingman and Noble Mission have come out of their latest races in good form and the QIPCO Champions Day races are natural end-of-season targets for both of them."

Kingman has now won three consecutive Group One races and was only beaten by the Richard Hannon-trained Night Of Thunder in the 2000 Guineas.

Night Of Thunder also holds an entry in the QEII, alongside stablemates Olympic Glory, Toronado and Toormore.

Three fillies - Integral, Miss France and Rizeena - and talented colt Karakontie, trained in France by Jonathan Pease, are also engaged.

Clive Brittain is likely to give Rizeena, winner of the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot but second to Integral in the Falmouth, the go-ahead to take on Kingman et al.

The Newmarket handler said: "Rizeena has come out of her Falmouth Stakes run 100 per cent, she is absolutely jumping out of her skin.

"She has won all three times that she has raced at Ascot and I would love to go back there for the QEII and take on the colts."