Kingman tops Greenham field
Leading QIPCO 2000 Guineas fancy Kingman heads a field of 10 for the Aon Greenham Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.
The Khalid Abdullah-owned three-year-old has a tall reputation and won both his starts as a juvenile, with the second victory coming in the Group Three Solario Stakes at Sandown.
He is towards the head of the ante-post market at around 7/1 for the Qipco 2000 Guineas and will be given a stern test in this Classic trial over seven furlongs.
His rivals include Night Of Thunder, who is also out to stake his claim for Newmarket. The Richard Hannon-trained colt took both his races as a two-year-old in promising style.
Paul Cole saddles Berkshire, winner of the Chesham and Royal Lodge Stakes in his first season.
Kevin Ryan lets Gimcrack hero Astaire take his chance while other northern-trained hopefuls are the Ollie Pears-trained No Leaf Clover and Supplicant from Richard Fahey's stable.
Godolphin and trainer Saeed bin Suroor rely on York maiden winner Golden Town rather than Be Ready. Completing the line-up are Lat Hawill, Master Carpenter and Windfast.