Kite Wood Poor Newbury Performance Due To Stiff Back

Godolphin's Kite Wood came back home with a stiff back after his disappointing performance in the Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.

Newbury Racecourse

Newbury Racecourse

The Newbury stewards were told by jockey Frankie Dettori that the St Leger runner up had lost his action when he could manage only sixth behind Sans Frontieres.

"Kite Wood has a bit of a stiff back. He was stiff after the race so we have no plans for him," said trainer Saeed bin Suroor.

Trainer Bin Suroor had only that disappointment to mull over on an other-wise very good weekend, with Campanologist grabbing a second successive Group One victory in Germany and Shakespearean with a one and a half length victory in the Group Two Hungerford Stakes at Newbury.

"Campanologist won very well. He's happy now in himself, he has confidence," added Bin Suroor.

"We'll take him to Baden-Baden for his next race to see if he can win in Germany again.

"He's always been very consistent.

"Shakespearean won very well and we'll keep our options open for him. There are many races coming up that he can run in.

"He's come back sound after the race but we'll keep our options open before we decide.

"I think he will get a mile."

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