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Oxted out of King’s Stand at Royal Ascot

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 steady was a common 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 on account of seem at York lately, however suffered a late setback, which was worse than first feared.

“He gained’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. Should you miss work like we’re lacking you’re not going to get again. You wanted the whole lot to go your approach and you’ll’t miss weeks of labor with a Group 1 horse.

“If now we have an opportunity, will probably be the backend, however he’s a gelding, so if we don’t run this season, we’ll hold him for subsequent season. That’s the way in which we’ll play it.”

Teal, who gained 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.”

Courtesy of Racing Submit

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