Lucky Kristale: will not run again this season according to her trainerPICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Kristale missing as eight contest Cheveley Park
GEORGE MARGARSON has confirmed that Lucky Kristale will miss Saturday's Connolly's Red Mills Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket and will not run again this season.
A field of eight were confirmed for the Cheveley Park on Thursday morning, including Royal Ascot winner Kiyoshi, but after reporting Lucky Kristale to have scoped dirty earlier in the week, Margarson has decided his filly will not run again this season.
"She has more or less recovered now and I would suggest if it was an ordinary sort of race she would participate but from my point of view she's missed two gallops and it's not the right thing to do by the filly," said Margarson.
Speaking to At The Races, he added: "I think she's capable of taking care of anything in the field but it would be silly to try and run when the preparation hasn't been right. It's very disappointing for the whole yard but we've got a good filly for next year.
"The Prix Marcel Boussac is only a week away and that's too tight. She's a good size and will train on no problem and we'll start to let her down now."
Alutiq, Come To Heel, Dorothy B, Joyeuse, Princess Noor, Red Lady and French challenger Vorda complete the Cheveley Park field.
A field of seven will contest the Group 1 Sun Chariot Stakes on the same card, including Falmouth Stakes one-two, Elusive Kate and Sky Lantern.
Chigun, Duntle, La Collina, Integral and Just The Judge complete the field.
The Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes that kicks off Saturday's card sees the reappearance of Royal Ascot winner Berkshire, who faces just four rivals including the Aidan O'Brien-trained Kingfisher and Mark Johnston's Somewhat. Washaar and Sir Jack Layden complete the field.