Time Test to miss International at York
Time Test has been ruled out of next week’s Juddmonte International at York following an unsatisfactory workout on Wednesday morning.
Roger Charlton’s four-year-old was set to return to the Knavesmire for the Group One feature following last month’s victory in the Sky Bet York Stakes, but future plans are now on hold.
The trainer told his official website: “Time Test will not be running in the Juddmonte International at York next week.
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“We weren’t totally happy with his work this morning. He is likely to be given a short break before any future plans are made.”
Despite Time Test’s absence, the Beckhampton handler is likely to be well represented over the course of the four-day Ebor Festival.
Set to head the Charlton team is the hugely exciting Fair Eva.
The daughter of Frankel, already a short-priced favourite for next year’s 1000 Guineas after impressing on each of her two starts to date, will step up to Group Two level in the Lowther Stakes on Thursday week.
Discussing his plans for her, Charlton added: “Fair Eva worked well this morning and heads for the Lowther. George Baker rode her and was very happy. She won well at Ascot, in a good time and the Lowther sits well in the calendar.”
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