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Gosden Weighs Options With Kingman
Trainer John Gosden will assess each major 2YO race before deciding which path to pursue with his exciting prospect Kingman, reports racinguk.com. Raced by Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms, the unbeaten Kingman is the pre-post favourite for next year's English 2,000 Guineas thanks to an eye-catching 6-length debut romp at Newmarket followed by a last-start impressive victory in the Gr3 Solario Stakes at Sandown. Gosden now intends to step Kingman up to Gr1 company before spelling him for the winter, with the Gr1 Jean-Luc Lagerdere (7 furlongs) in France on October 6 high on the agenda. "We'll just see where we go next. We've got the Jean-Luc Lagerdere, the Dewhurst and all those races. We'll look at them one at a time," explained Gosden. The beautifully bred Kingman is from the Gr1-winning Zamindar mare Zenda, making him a half-brother to UK Gr3 winner Remote (Dansili). Zenda, in turn, is from the Dancing Brave mare Hope, rendering her a half-sister to outstanding sprinter and successful sire Oasis Dream. Oasis Dream (Green Desert-Hope, by Dancing Brave) is the horse who denied Australia's Choisir victory in the 2003 Gr1 July Cup.