Kingman 'fine' after ankle op
John Gosden is looking forward to preparing Kingman for his three-year-old campaign after the colt underwent surgery for an ankle problem.
The Khalid Abdullah-owned colt goes into winter quarters as ante-post favourite for the Qipco 2000 Guineas in many books, despite having to miss the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at Longchamp three weeks ago.
Kingman had looked a colt with huge potential when following up a six-length debut success at Newmarket with a smooth victory in the Group Three Solario Stakes at Sandown in August.
Gosden told At The Races: "He had to go in for surgery, which is never ideal.
"He was coming up to the Jean-Luc Lagardere in good form and I think he'd have been very hard to beat in it.
"He seems to be doing fine. He's back at the farm (Juddmonte) now. Let's see when we get him back in and prepare him for the spring.
"It was just a little surgery on an ankle. His mother had a similar issue and it tends to run a bit in the family.
"It's just a minor thing, a little chip, but enough to stop you running."