Yesterday it was released by trainer to Godolphin owned horses, Charlie Appleby that his superstar two year old of the season Quorto will not run again until next year and miss the eagerly anticipated Dewhurst stakes.
After the two year old won the National Stakes at the Curragh against fierce rival for years to come in Anthony Van Dyck his connections made hints he could have one more race left in him for the season in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket.
However, Appleby has decided to rest his unbeaten colt and save him for the 2,000 Guineas next season where if all going well could go off as the market leader.
In his debut season Quorto has really turned heads with the way he has ran showing stamina with also a clear amount of pace.
He made his debut atNewmarket on the July course near the end of June where he showed real promise and beat some really useful newcomers, making a bit of a name for himself.
Nearly a month later he was back at the same course for his second race appearance in the Group 2 Superlative Stakes where he really pricked some peoples ears up beating a strong field and on his second start winning a Group 2.
This set him up nicely for his Group 1 success at the Curragh in the National stakes where he gave his best performance to date beating leading two year olds of the season and putting his name in the hat for the Cartier Two Year old Of The Season.
This is what set a light the rumour mill of him finishing his season off at Newmarket in the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes where he was best priced 11/4 to take the spoils.
The betting now stands like this for the contest at newmarket on 13h October -
(Best prices): 5-4 Too Darn Hot, 9-2 Sangarius, 6/1 Ten Sovereigns, 8/1 Anthony Van Dyck, 9/1 Advertise, 14/1 Boitron
(Credit At The Races)