Mohaather will not be running in Saturday’s 2000 Guineas at Newmarket after sustaining a bone bruise to his off fore.
It is a significant blow for Marcus Tregoning and his team after the colt earned a shot at the first Classic of the season with a sparkling victory in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury.
But the trainer is hopeful Mohaather will have the chance to make up for lost time later this year in the colours of his owner Sheikh Hamdan.
Tregoning said “He has got a severe bone bruise on his off fore. These things happen but it is very disappointing because everything was pointing towards Newmarket and he was looking like a live contender.
These days MRI scans can reveal a lot more and if we give him a rest now and take our time with him and wait until the autumn we have a fair chance of getting him back.
“It is the wise decision because I would never race a horse I wasn’t 100 per cent happy with.
“You have to be positive about Mohaather making his mark in the second half of the season. We know he is very useful and that is all the more reason to take this course of action and look after his best interests.”