Overdose ruled out of weekend run in Berlin
Germany: Overdose's return to action has been delayed yet again after connections ruled out a race in Berlin on Sunday.
Owner Zoltan Mikoczy revealed that the 'Budapest Bullet' still needs more time to fully recover from a foot injury which has kept him off the track for 13 months.
"Unfortunately he is still not yet ready torace" Mikoczy said.
"If he was a handicapper then perhaps it would be different, but he is Overdose. He needs more time and we are not going to risk him by bringing him back too soon".
Mikoczy said that Overdose may now make his comeback in a Listed race at Haydock on May 29 May before running at Royal Ascot.
"That is the plan at present, but if it has to change, we will come up with another one," he said.
"The horse will tell us when he is ready and the horse's welfare will always come first in our considerations."
Overdose's trainer Sandor Ribarszki is to return to train in Hungary next week following a five-month spell at Hoppegarten in Berlin.
"Overdose is a horse that comes along every 100 years," he said. "It is better for him not to run than to run when he is not ready".