Main Cesarewitch contender Verdana Blue will miss the massive Newmarket handicap on Saturday.
The versatile Nicky Henderson-trained mare, who’s owned by Michael Tabor’s spouse, Doreen, was a basic 10-1 likelihood for the two-mile-two-furlong function, having most not too long ago been seen ending third within the Ebor at York.
Previous to that the eight-year-old had been second within the Ascot Stakes on the Royal assembly, crushed a size by Coeur De Lion.
Henderson informed the PA information company: “She has obtained an abscess in her foot and isn’t going to make the Cesarewitch, I am afraid. We have needed to give her one thing to alleviate it and sadly she will be able to’t run. She had labored on the weekend and every little thing was high-quality.
“She’s one of many shorter-priced runners and we wished to say one thing.”
He added: “I am hopeful there are races for her subsequent weekend – she’s within the two-mile race at Ascot (Lengthy Distance Cup on Saturday), however very probably if Ascot is mushy she might go to Kempton (on Sunday) for the Listed hurdle there, the place she’d get her floor optimistically.”