Gift supplemented for France

Michael Dods, trainer of Kings Gift

Kings Gift has been supplemented for Sunday's French 2000 Guineas at Deauville.

The Michael Dods-trained colt made a promising start to his three-year-old career when fourth in last month's Greenham Stakes at Newbury.

That form has been well advertised since with the winner, Barney Roy, finishing runner-up in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket while the second, Dream Castle, was fifth in the Rowley Mile Classic.

Dods feels his charge could improve from his return to action and connections have decided to stump up almost 40,000 euros to add him to this weekend's Classic.

"It looks a very tough race, but he's in good form and Geoff (Turnbull, owner), who also has Mondialiste, likes to have a go," said the Darlington-based trainer.

"If he can pick up some black type, we'll be delighted."

Kings Gift features among 15 colts still in contention ahead of Friday's final declaration stage.

Aidan O'Brien suggested on Wednesday the unbeaten Caravaggio could sidestep the race in favour of an appearance in the Lacken Stakes at Naas the following week, but he remains in contention along with stablemates Orderofthegarter, Whitecliffsofdover and Peace Envoy.

Charlie Appleby's Salsabeel, the William Haggas-trained Rivet and South Seas from Andrew Balding's stable are the other potential cross-Channel raiders.

A final of field of 18 fillies has been declared for Saturday's French 1000 Guineas – the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches.

O'Brien saddles Roly Poly (Donnacha O'Brien), Rain Goddess (Wayne Lordan) and Smoulder (Padraig Beggy), while William Haggas sends Cristal Fizz (Gerald Mosse) and Sea Of Grace (Christophe Soumillon).

Simon Crisford's Asidious Alexander (Mickael Barzalona) is the only other British-trained participant.

Read More at Sky Sports Racing

Leave us a comment!

Share this story:


Newsletter

Subscribe to our Newsletter today to receive Free Horse Racing Tips.

Simply fill out the form below and wait for the Free Tips to land in your inbox.



You May Also Like