Mohaather becomes the latest high profile colt to be ruled out of the 2000 Guineas
28th April 2019

MOHAATHER will not run in Saturday's 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.

He becomes the latest high-profile runner to be ruled out of the race, with Too Darn Hot, Calyx and Quorto among the stars already ruled out.

The Marcus Tregoning-trained colt emerged as a leading player for the Classic when winning the Greenham Stakes at Newbury on his reappearance.

But the Derby-winning trainer revealed last week that his participation in the Group 1 was in doubt after the horse was found to be lame.

And Angus Gold, racing manager to owner Hamdan Al Maktoum, confirmed the news on Sunday.

Gold said: “He’s not going to make the Guineas, sadly. The vet tells me it’s bone bruising on his off-fore.

"We’ll have to X-ray it again in another couple of weeks and we’ll have a better idea of where we stand then.

“It’s a strange one as these things tend to be a cumulative injury, but he’d shown no signs of lameness until Friday.

“He’s going to need a period out of training – possibly a couple of months. It’s disappointing, obviously. Hopefully we’ll get him back in the autumn.”

Hamdan Al Maktoum will still be represented by Irish challenger Madhmoon (7-1) in the 2000 Guineas.

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