The first hard luck story of the week came on the Wednesday in the Group One Sussex Stakes where the Qatar Racing owned Kameko was very unfortunate not to go closer in the contest.
Having won his last two races at a mile, both of them coming in Group One company, he was always sure to be in the mix and coming up to the final two furlongs Oisin Murphy seemed to have plenty of horse under him.
However, having been out the stalls quick he dropped back onto the rail behind the pace of Circus Maximus, but from there the race was a nightmare for the 2000 Guineas winner.
All three of the Ballydoyle contingent in the race, especially Wichita, seemed to fill all the space where Kameko needed to go leaving him tied up on the rail getting no sort of run whatsoever.
Not just once but it looked like he was hampered twice just when the race was unfolding and he was travelling like the best horse in the race up to that point.
He is one to stick with and looks to be heading to the Juddmonte International at York.