Plans for Sir Michael Stoute's Arab Spring are on hold

Last Updated: 17/08/14 10:11am

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Arab Spring: Plans are on hold

Arab Spring: Plans are on hold

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Plans for Arab Spring are on hold as connections steadily bring the lightly-raced four-year-old back to full fitness following his disappointing effort at Newmarket.

The Sir Michael Stoute-trained colt looked very much on the upgrade when completing a four-timer inside three months in the Duke of Edinburgh Handicap at Royal Ascot.

However, things did not pan out for Arab Spring when stepped up to Group Two company in the Princess of Wales's Stakes at Newmarket's July meeting.

Sent off the evens favourite, he was only fourth of six behind Cavalryman in a race run in difficult weather conditions.

"I think he's fine, but there are no plans as of this moment. We'll just have to be a bit more patient," said Peter Reynolds, racing manager for owners Ballymacoll Stud.

"He's been off for a little while and he's just in light work at the moment."

Arab Spring's sole early-closing entry at present is the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on September 13, for which he is a 16/1 chance.

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