Connections have revealed Battaash is not certain to run at Royal Ascot after struggling with an injury in the last few weeks.
The seven-year-old has spent the winter at Shadwell Stud, and he has recently suffered a small fracture which has set him back a month.
That means he is now a doubt for the King's Stand Stakes, a race he won last season with Jim Crowley on board.
Charlie Hill's charge is back cantering at present, and connections hope he can go back into full training in the next few weeks.
Angus Gold, Shadwell's racing manager told Sky Racing: "He just had a tiny little fracture in a joint during the winter, and we've had to give him plenty of time off. He's had a pin put in it.
"He's been back cantering for five weeks now, and he seems fine at the moment, and we will give him two more weeks cantering there and then, all being well, he will go back into training at that stage.
"Because he is going back in later than normal, it's not guaranteed he'll get to Royal Ascot. Hopefully he will, but we will see how he goes when he gets back in. He's seven years old, and we need to make sure he's in one piece."
Article Posted on Saturday 3rd April 2021 @ 11.19