Sirius Prospect up for Ascot's Challenge Cup
Last Updated: 20/09/13 4:55pm
Sirius Prospect: Ascot on the cards after setback
Dean Ivory is hoping Sirius Prospect will recover from a slight setback in time for the Betfred "Goals Galore" Challenge Cup at Ascot on October 5.
The smart five-year-old is being treated for a shoulder and chest problem after finishing fifth in the Group Two Park Stakes at Doncaster on Saturday.
"He came out of the Doncaster race very stiff. We've called someone to treat him for a problem with the top of his shoulders and a bit of his chest," said the Radlett trainer.
"The ground took more out of him than I thought. It was drying out quite a lot. Robert (Winston) switched him out to get a clear run and he had to switch legs. I think he ran a little bit flat because of that ground.
"He seems a lot better this morning and we've got the lady coming in again on Monday. Hopefully we'll patch him up in time for Ascot. All being well after that he'll go back there for Champions Day (on Ascot 19). That's what we're aiming for.
"He wasn't beaten that far at Doncaster. It was a good solid run, but I would have liked to see him finish about third. Anyway we live to fight another day."