Kingman Looks to Bounce Back in Irish Guineas

Kingman will get a chance to make amends for his close runner-up finish in the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) when he meets 13 opponents in the Tattersalls Irish Two Thousand Guineas (IRE-I) May 24 at the Curragh.

Juddmonte Farms' hombred son of Invincible Spirit was the favorite to take the English equivalent May 3 at Newmarket , but Richard Hannon's Night of Thunder edged him in the final strides in a 40-1 upset. Kingman suffered his first defeat in four starts for trainer John Gosden but is the 4-6 choice with bookmakers Paddy Power to bounce back.
 
Night of Thunder will not reoppose, but Hannon supplemented Guineas fourth-place finisher Shifting Power. The son of Compton Place, winner of a listed stakes at Newmarket in April, was 2 3/4 lengths behind his stablemate in the Guineas. He is the 8-1 fourth choice. 
 
Trainer Dermot Weld sends out Sheikh Hamdan's Mustajeeb, who quickened impressively for a 2 1/2-length win over older runners in the Amethyst Stakes (Ire-III) May 11 at Leopardstown. The Nayef colt is pegged as the 6-1 second choice.
 
Aidan O'Brien sends a five-prong attack led by 2013 Dubai Dewhurst (Eng-I) winner War Command, a disappointing ninth in the Newmarket Guineas. The War Front   colt, owned by a partnership of breeder Joseph Allen and Coolmore and associates, is tabbed the 13-2 third choice.
 
O'Brien also will be represented by Irish group III winner Great White Eagle, group  III-placed Michaelmas, 2013 Racing Post Trophy (Eng-I) runner-up Johann Strauss, and maiden winner Fountain Of Youth.
 
Tattersalls Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I), 3-year-olds, one mile, turf
No. PP. Horse, Jockey, Trainer
1 5 Big Time, S. Foley, J.J. Murphy
2 14 Davids Park, W. M. Lordan, J. J. Murphy
3 4 Dolce N Karama, R.P. Whelan, J. P. Shanahan
4 11 Fountain Of Youth , F. M. Berry, A. O'Brien
5 7 Great White Eagle, J. A. Heffernan, A. O'Brien
6 13 Johann Strauss, M. C. Hussey, A. O'Brien
7 1 Kingman, J. Doyle, J. Gosden
8 8 Mandatario, K. Manning, J. Bolger
9 12 Michaelmas, C. O'Donoghue, A. O'Brien
10 2 Mustajeeb, P. Smullen, D. Weld
11 9 Obliterator, J. Spencer, G. Lyons
12 3 Prince Of All, C. D. Hayes, P. D. Deegan
13 6 Shifting Power, R. Hughes, R. Hannon
14 10 War Command, J. P. O'Brien, A. O'Brien
All runners to carry 126 pounds.
 

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