Teal favouring direct route to Guineas for Kenzai Warrior

Trainer planning to skip a Classic prep run.

  • Tuesday 11 February
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Roger Teal’s 2000 Guineas contender Kenzai Warrior has developed into a “beast” over the winter.

The Karakontie colt headed off for a break unbeaten in two starts, culminating with a success in the rearranged Horris Hill Stakes at Newmarket.

Teal favours heading to the Classic without the aid of a trial, but plans could change at this early stage.

“He’s done really well over the winter, we’re thrilled with him and he’s come back a bit of a beast,” said Teal.

“He’s cantering away, he looks very exciting and I couldn’t be more happy with him.

“I’m hoping to go straight to the Guineas. I just think if we keep him fresh and go straight there we stand the best chance – unless he’s really fresh and we think he needs a run.

“He’s a bonny horse and when the weather warms up he might be telling us he needs a run, but at the moment the plans is to go straight there. Obviously, things can change.

“It becomes a long season if you start getting them ready for a trial and he goes well fresh, so I just think we’ll go straight there.”

Teal favouring direct route to Guineas for Kenzai Warrior
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