Career best for Kinross in the John Of Gaunt
Kinross (Kingman) produced a career best performance to win the Gr.3 John Of Gaunt Stakes at Haydock on Saturday (29th May).
Taken from the European Bloodstock News, 30th May 2021:
The Ralph Beckett-trained four-year-old son of Kingman, was dropped in by Frankie Dettori as Brad The Brief set a good gallop in the 7f contest, pressed by With Thanks. With the pace rising from three and a half furlongs out, Kinross moved on the heels of the leaders, angled out took a gap at the two-furlong pole and began to stay on. He hit the front on the run into the final furlong and asserted in the finish to score by a length and a quarter. Njord had a troubled passage in coming from the rear, but he finished well to take second, a length and a half ahead of Glorious Journey.
Kinross was an eight-length debut winner at Newmarket in October 2019 and was fifth in the Gr.1 Futurity Trophy on just his second start. He failed to fire for much of last season, although he was far from disgraced when sixth in the Gr.1 2,000 Guineas, and he bounced back to form when winning the Listed Hyde Stakes.
Bred by Julian Richmond-Watson’s Lawn Stud and now racing in the colours of Marc Chan, he is out of the Listed Gillies Stakes winner Ceilidh House, who is a half-sister to the winner Villa Sonata, dam of the Gr.3 Solario Stakes winner and Gr.1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains runner-up First Selection. Further back this is the family of the Gr.2 Lennox Stakes winner and sire Tariq.