KARAKONTIE‘s Kenzai Warrior will contest the Qipco 2000 Guineas (G1) this Saturday at Newmarket Racecourse. The undefeated Grade 3 winner from the first crop of KARAKONTIE was last seen winning the Horris Hill S. (G3), also at Newmarket, last November. The three-year-old colt owned by Rae and Carol Borras was bred in Kentucky by John D. Gunther. A mere $6,000 purchase by agent Chad Schumer at the 2018 Keeneland September yearling sale, he was then offered at the Goffs UK Breeze Up sale last year and purchased by Howson & Houldsworth and current conditioner Roger Teal.
In a very deep field with four Aiden O’Brian trainees and Charlie Appleby’s multiple Grade 1 winner Pinatubo, Kenzai Warrior will be tested in this colt Classic. Although 25-1 on the morning line, trainer Roger Teal is optimistic about their chances, “I wouldn’t swap him for anyone. We like what we’ve got and we know he’s a good one. He’s going there with a live chance.” (via Callum Jamieson at The Sun)
Watch Kenzai Warrior’s victory in the Horris Hill S. (G3):