Lady Pauline has pulled out of the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot next week after sustaining an injury in a workout at Wesley Ward's temporary base at Manton.
A half-sister to dual Royal winner Lady Aurelia, Lady Pauline represented the most-well known juvenile in Wesley Ward's ranks away from the West, after making her first start in the UK in Berkshire last month.
She did suffer a shock defeat at the hands of Richard Fahey's Ventura Rebel, having looking impressive at Keeneland in the States on debut the month before.
The two-year-old was still priced around the 6/1 mark in the same race her close relative won in 2016, but despite the vibes appearing strong over her chances, she has been forced to return home.
(Credit: Racing Post) Her trainer Wesley Ward said: "In her last work at Manton she came up with a real minor injury which is unfortunately going to take us out of the race.
"She's on her way home now but 100 per cent she will be back shortly. The rest of the team are great."
Despite that setback, Ward could still be doubly represented in the Queen Mary Stakes, with unbeaten pair Anna's Fast and Kimari both currently resting at single-figure prices for the Group Two contest next Wednesday.
Hopefully we see Lady Pauline back at Ascot or in Britain in the near future.