The William Haggas trained Hamish, who was the current favourite for the Yorkshire Ebor Handicap at the festival next week, has been ruled out for the rest of the season with an injury.
The smart four year old was a certain to compete in the Ebor next week at York after winning the Melrose Handicap at last year’s Ebor meeting.
He suffered a setback off the back of a fourth in the Group Two Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot and with him not able to recover he will miss the York festival and also the rest of the season.
Trainer William Haggas said: “It’s very disappointing. He was injured after Ascot and is out for the season. It’s a shame. The Ebor had been the race to aim at, but it just wasn’t to be. Hopefully he’ll be okay and we can try again next year.”
Hamish had been pinpointed for the expensive handicap ever since his win at last year's festival and a few months after that ran out an impressive winner of a handicap off a mark of 98.
Now that Hamish will not be heading to the event, the new favourite installed by bookmakers is the Roger Varian trained Fujaira Prince who is 7/1 with most firms.