Mount Athos: cut to 6-1 for Ebor following impressive York win this monthPICTURE: John Grossick (racingpost.com/photos)
Favourite Mount Athos will miss Ebor - Cumani
MOUNT ATHOS, 6-1 favourite with the sponsor for next month's Betfred Ebor at York, is set to miss the prestigious handicap, trainer Luca Cumani revealed on Friday.
The son of Montjeu is unbeaten in two starts since joining Cumani and slammed High Jinx by four lengths over the Ebor course and distance last Saturday.
Mount Athos would have to carry a penalty in the Ebor for his latest win, while Cumani needs to run him again shortly to qualify for his main end-of-season target, the Emirates Melbourne Cup, for which he is 16-1 co-favourite with William Hill.
Marwan Koukash's five-year-old is also entered in the Group 3 Ballyroan Stakes at Leopardstown on August 9.
Cumani said: "I can't run Mount Athos in the Ebor as he already has top weight and another 6lb penalty would kill him. We will have to look elsewhere but quite where that is I don't know."