Caravaggio suffers slight setback and may not run again this year
Aidan O'Brien Caravaggio suffers slight setback and may not run again this year 2,000 Guineas favourite faces race to be fit in time for Middle Park Stakes
Aidan O’Brien had considered the Breeders’ Cup for the son of Scat Daddy
Plans for Caravaggio are up in the air after a tweaked muscle interrupted his training 10 days ago. Aidan O’Brien, his trainer, said on Sundayhis classy juvenile is now “fine” but might not be ready in time for the Middle Park at Newmarket on 24 September. “I imagine if Caravaggio doesn’t make the Middle Park, he might not run again this year,” O’Brien added.
“Originally we were thinking of going for the Middle Park and then maybe going on to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile … but, if he’s not ready in time for the Middle Park, he wouldn’t do the rest.” O’Brien also cast doubt on whether he would go for the 2,000 Guineas in May, for which he is no bigger than 9-2., calling him “a very quick horse”. He said he might opt for a spring trial over seven furlongs to start next year.