Tate confident of Hey Gaman’s stamina

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Trainer James Tate is confident Hey Gaman will handle the trip in the Emirates Poule D’Essai Des Poulains at Longchamp on Sunday.

Hey Gaman, who sidestepped the Qipco 2000 Guineas last weekend in favour of the French equivalent, heads to the Paris track on the back of an encouraging run at Newbury last month.

The three-year-old finished third in the Greenham Stakes and that performance followed on from his impressive second in the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster in September to close out that campaign.

Everything is looking positive ahead of Sunday’s race and Tate is confident his charge will give another good account of himself.

“He’s in really good form and he’s improved a lot since his Greenham third and obviously a Classic is a tough ask, but he couldn’t be in better shape,” he said. “It’s never really crossed my mind he won’t stay the trip.

“We did use the Greenham very much as a trial and he will be 100 percent for this race.”

A high-class field is set to feature in Paris, with the likes of Wootton, Olmedo, Dice Roll and US Navy Flag all expected to put in a strong challenge for victory.

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