Head keen on Kingman rematch

Last Updated: 01/08/14 1:03pm

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Freddy Head: Trains Charm Spirit

Freddy Head: Trains Charm Spirit

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Freddy Head would not be scared of having another crack at Kingman with Charm Spirit in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on Champions Day.

The two met in the 2000 Guineas with Kingman claiming second and Charm Spirit finishing fifth.

Kingman has gone on to prove himself as the best miler around but Charm Spirit is building up his own record nicely, winning twice at Chantilly.

He landed a Group Three prize before taking the Group One Prix Jean Prat, turning around the 2000 Guineas form with Shifting Power who was marginally in front of him at Newmarket.

"He's a very nice horse, he's very tough and improving," said Head.

"I like him a lot, maybe we'll aim him at the Queen Elizabeth at Ascot, that could be his target.

"I think we might bypass the summer with him, then keep him fresh for the end of the season.

"We won't be scared of Kingman if he turns up, we weren't too far behind him in the Guineas.

"Charm Spirit wasn't well that day, either, he didn't enjoy the journey over and looking at him in the paddock I didn't think he looked in great shape.

"He's improved a lot since then."

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