Karpino King George plans on hold

Trainer Andreas Wohler had to scratch his unbeaten son of Cape Cross from attempting to complete a Classic double this weekend after he sustained an injury on Monday morning.

Wohler believes it is not a serious setback, but it is too early to predict when he will be able to return to the track. Karpino’s entries include the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on July 25.

“We’ve taken him out of the German Derby. He had an injury this morning. It’s nothing serious, hopefully, and we’ll see,” said Wohler.

“We’ll just have to see how everything works. It’s hard to say if he will make Ascot. We’ll have to see how the next couple of days are.”

Wohler did not take his smart stayer Alex My Boy to Royal Ascot for the Gold Cup because of quick ground and where the four-year-old runs next is dependent on rain.

“Everything is fine with him, but he just needs rain. It’s a very dry summer for him,” he said.

“I’m just hoping for a good autumn campaign with him.”

Alex My Boy, who was trained by Mark Johnston until this season, has not raced since winning a Group Three contest at Longchamp in early May.

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