French trainer Andre Fabre, has today revealed that he is excited to see whether Persian King is as good as he has looked on his last two outings when he bids to land Saturday's Group 3 Masar Godolphin Autumn Stakes at Newmarket.
Another exciting offspring from first-season sire Kingman, the Fabre-trained 2-year-old colt tasted defeat on debut having chased home Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere third Anodor on his debut. However since that outing, he has won his following 2 races by an impressive aggregate of 11 lengths, with his latest victory coming at Chantilly last month.
A name to remember - Andre Fabre's Kingman colt Persian King could be set for a trip to Newmarket ahead of a Guineas tilt next year, following this ready success at @fgchantilly: https://t.co/mzyDQJErNb pic.twitter.com/dSgkb7bpwU— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) September 18, 2018
Fabre is following a tried and tested pattern in bringing a smart juvenile to Newmarket, as he believes there is nowhere better to test, and learn about the prospects of, a young horse.
Speaking to Press Association Sport, Fabre stated: "We'd always been looking towards this race rather than the Lagardere," Fabre told Press Association Sport.
"It looks a good race, I expect to find out where we are with him after this.
"Anodor beat him on his debut and he ran well in the Lagardere, while mine was impressive last time out so we'll know where we are going after this race.
"I wouldn't like soft ground for him, so I hope there is not much rain. I will get excited about him if he wins this, but at the moment I'm just hopeful."
Fabre continued: "Kingman has made a very good start to life as a stallion and this is all about giving him experience of Newmarket - two-year-olds learn so much there."
Find out more ahead of the 2018 Masar Godolphin Autumn Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday.