Royal Ascot option for James Tate's Hey Gaman with the French Derby also on the shortlist

HEY GAMAN is set to skip Saturday's Irish 2,000 Guineas with trainer James Tate eyeing up other options.

The three-year-old outran his 32-1 odds in the French Guineas on his last start, going down narrowly by a neck.

That was Hey Gaman's first run over a mile and connections are now considering a rematch with Olmedo in the French Derby.

Hey Gaman also has the option of the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Tate said: "I wouldn't have thought he'll go to Ireland, but we'll make a final decision on Tuesday when we have to confirm.

"We just thought he got outspeeded a bit, The O'Brien horse (US Navy Flag) went hard early and then stacked them up and the French horses came at him with a customary turn of foot.

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