07/12/2010 11:00PM

Kinsale King may target Pat O'Brien


Kinsale King's international travels are over for now.

The winner of the $2 million Golden Shaheen sprint in Dubai in March, Kinsale King is scheduled to return to trainer Carl O'Callaghan's Hollywood Park stable next week after mixed results racing on turf in England this summer.

Owned by Patrick Sheehy, Kinsale King was third in the Golden Jubilee at Royal Ascot on June 19 but finished 12th in the July Cup at Newmarket on July 9. O'Callaghan said that he and Sheehy have the Breeders' Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs in November as a long-term goal. "We'll regroup and get him ready for the Breeders' Cup," O'Callaghan said. "The turf was really firm at Newmarket."

O'Callaghan has two prep races in mind for Kinsale King, the $300,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes over seven furlongs at Del Mar on Aug. 29 and the Grade 1 Ancient Title Stakes over six furlongs at Santa Anita in early October.

The Grade 1 Pat O'Brien is expected to include E Z's Gentleman, who won his first stakes in the Grade 1 Triple Bend Handicap last Saturday. Trained by Bob Baffert for Arnold Zetcher, E Z's Gentlemen, 5, won the Triple Bend in his 15th start in a career that has been plagued by setbacks.

"He's better at 5 than he's ever been," Zetcher said.

E Z's Gentleman is a candidate for the BC Sprint later this year. "I think he can be effective at six furlongs," Zetcher said.

The Triple Bend was jockey Martin Pedroza's 1,000th career win at Hollywood Park and his first in a Grade 1 since 2006.