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Irish Guineas hero Kingman to test his credentials in France

Star miler Kingman is set to test his credentials across the English Channel in next weekend's Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville.

The Irish 2,000 Guineas hero further bolstered his profile when following up his St James's Palace Stakes success with a clear-cut victory over the year-older Toronado in the Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

The John Gosden-trained colt will go in search of his fourth Group One win on the bounce, again over a mile.

Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to owner Khalid Abdullah, said: "The way he's come out of his Goodwood race is very encouraging and we just want him to remain in good form until next weekend.

"Provided he does that, we are very much very looking forward to bringing him to Deauville for the Marois."

German colt Sirius is on course for a clash with compatriot and leading Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hope Sea The Moon next month following his victory in the Grosser Preis von Berlin at Hoppegarten racecourse.


The Andreas Lowe-trained son of Dashing Blade had been in contention to travel to York for the Great Voltigeur but connections opted to stay at home and were rewarded with a Group One success.

Ridden by regular partner Stephen Hellyn, the three-year-old beat Freddie Tylicki's mount Berlin Berlin by half a length, with another length and a half back to Lucky Speed in third.

Lowe said: "I only supplemented him on Monday. I looked at his past performances and compared his races with this one and felt he deserved to run here.

"He had another option to run in a race at York, but we thought we would run here.

"He didn't run in the German Derby as he was still a bit green. He runs with blinkers.

"I will now run him in the Grosser Preis von Baden."