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Kingman still in Irish 2,000 Guineas picture

Updated: Sunday, 04 May 2014 15:32 | Comments

Kingman suffered first defeat to 40-1 long shot Night of Thunder
Kingman suffered first defeat to 40-1 long shot Night of Thunder

Kingman could yet head to the Curragh later this month in a bid for Classic compensation.

John Gosden's colt suffered the first defeat of his career in Saturday's Qipco 2,000 Guineas when half a length behind 40-1 chance Night Of Thunder at Newmarket, having soundly beaten Richard Hannon's charge in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury last month.

Kingman went off the 6-4 favourite but found himself in the smaller group up the far rail when the field split, which had left Gosden frustrated.

Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager for owner Khalid Abdullah, said: "Kingman's fine – he trotted up this morning. We'll certainly look at the Irish Guineas."

The Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas is on 24 May.

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