Leading Newmarket handler Charlie Appleby revealed that his shining light this term Space Blues will not be seen again for the rest of the season after picking up an injury setback.
The four year old has been one of the most progressive horses in training this season winning his last four races in fine style including the Group Two Lennox Stakes at Glorious Goodwood and the Group One Prix Maurice De Gheest.
The son of Dubawi started his campaign at Haydock in the Listed Spring Trophy Stakes and was then sent over to ParisLongchamp for the Prix le Porte Malliot, where he again improved to beat stablemate D'bai.
His progressive nature then saw him land the Group Two at Goodwood but his Group One win at Deauville topped off his season and set him up for another crack at black type glory in the Prix de la Foret.
However, after his injury setback Appleby has revealed that this plan is now off the cards and he will most likely bee seen again in the new year with Meydan looking his most likely target.
Appleby told www.godolphin.com: “We are obviously very disappointed that we will not see Space Blues line up in the Prix de la Foret next month, but look forward to seeing him back on the racecourse in the new year.”