Hughie Morrison has all but ruled Quickthorn out of the following week’s Ascot Gold Cup, despite admitting the feature race on Ladies Day lures him.
The five-year-old made all the running under a fine flight from Tom Marquand in Sandown’s Henry II Stakes last month, as well as while Quickthorn was not entered in the Gold Cup, the East Ilsley trainer confessed the attraction to supplement the Woman Blyth-owned gelding was strong.
Nonetheless, Morrison disclosed that he has actually not completely recouped from his exertions in beating Nate The Great by a size and a quarter.
” I assume it is extremely not likely he will certainly most likely to the Gold Cup,” stated Morrison.
” Tom Pirie, who trips him each day, claims he feels like he hasn’t recuperated yet, so we will leave him and wait and run him in July, August, September, and October time.
” He had a hard adequate race at Sandown which was job done, really.
” The Gold Cup can be an absolute killer. My last two runners never ever actually recuperated.
” If we would certainly have been gotten in, we may have been lured, yet I think it is finest we possibly weren’t.”.