Kingman tops Greenham contenders
Monday 7 April 2014
Kingman, ante-post favourite for the Qipco 2000 Guineas, is one of 20 possible runners in what could be an epic renewal of the Aon Greenham Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.
The unbeaten John Gosden-trained colt looked the real deal in two starts as a juvenile and will use this Group Three over seven furlongs as a first staging post before the Newmarket Classic on May 3.
Frankel, who carried the same Khalid Abdullah silks, won the Greenham in 2011 before his astonishing Guineas success.
Kingman's presence has hardly scared away the opposition, though, with alleged big-hitters like Berkshire, Night Of Thunder, Be Ready and Lat Hawill still in the frame.
Fiscal Focus has been confirmed by Jim Bolger, with compatriot Paul Deegan having left in Prince Of All and Shining Emerald. Fellow Irish handler David Wachman could saddle Hidden Oasis.
Anjaal, Astaire, Patentar, Windfast, Parbold and Saayerr add extra spice to a warm-looking Classic trial.