Golden Desert: has won twice and been placed twice at GoodwoodPICTURE: Mark Cranham
Golden Desert 'unlikely' to make Stewards' Cup
GOLDEN DESERT, a 25-1 chance for the Bluesquare.com Stewards' Cup, is "highly unlikely" to run in the race.
The six-year-old, who is owned in partnership by West Ham footballer Scott Parker and John Humphreys, has finished either first or second in each of his four starts at Goodwood but has met with a slight setback and may not be able to try and maintain that record in the feature handicap at Glorious Goodwood on July 31.
Richard Ryan, assistant to trainer Robert Mills, said: "He has suffered a slight muscle strain and may be forced to miss the Stewards' Cup.
"I think it is highly unlikely that he will make the race."
Although he has yet to win this season, Golden Desert has shown a good level of form in some big races, including when finishing fifth behind Laddies Poker Two in the Wokingham Stakes at Royal Ascot.