Oxted, winner of the King’s Stand Stakes in 2021 will miss subsequent month’s Royal Ascot Group 1 might not be seen once more in 2023.
The star of Roger Teal’s Lambourn secure was a basic 33-1 for the 5f showpiece however he has not raced since ending third within the July Cup two years in the past.
The seven-year-old, who runs within the colors of Tony Hirschfeld, Stephen Piper, David Fish and John Collins, was as a consequence of seem at York not too long ago, however suffered a late setback, which was worse than first feared.
“He received’t go to Ascot,” Teal stated on Monday. “It’s too quickly, so we’ll see how he comes alongside. He’s not within the July Cup and, if we get him again, it could be for one thing on the backend of the season.
“I’m not making any plans simply but although. He cannoned into the again of himself and did a bit extra injury than we first thought. When you miss work like we’re lacking you’re not going to get again. You wanted every part to go your manner and you’ll’t miss weeks of labor with a Group 1 horse.
“If we now have an opportunity, it is going to be the backend, however he’s a gelding, so if we don’t run this season, we’ll maintain him for subsequent season. That’s the best way we’ll play it.”
Teal, who received a good handicap at York on Saturday with the seven-year-old’s youthful brother Chipstead, added: “It’s very deflating not only for me however everybody concerned with the horse.”
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