Massaat’s season is over

Massaat, runner-up in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, will not run again this season.

Massaat: Won't run again this season

Trainer Owen Burrows has decided to draw stumps with the Teofilo colt after he struggled upon his return from a long absence at Salisbury last month.

Massaat will, however, stay to training next season.

"He's finished for the year," said the Newmarket handler.

"He'll have a break now and we will bring him back next year. He is back at Shadwell.

"There is nothing major wrong with him, we've just found a few niggly problems.

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"But they are enough to explain the poor run at Salisbury and enough to put a stop to his year.

"All being well, we will start him off back over a mile next year.

"He is only lightly raced and we are still learning about him."

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