05/08/2015 2:40PM

Longchamp: French 2000 Guineas lacks a standout

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The Poule d’Essai des Poulains, or French 2000 Guineas, had a direct bearing on U.S. racing last year, as its victor, Karakontie, would go on the upset the Breeders’ Cup Mile late in the season, but if there is a horse of Karakontie’s quality in this year’s edition of the Poulains, to be run Sunday at Longchamp, he has not yet shown himself.