Stoute's Snow Sky Derby doubt

  • Last Updated: June 5 2014, 11:15 BST

Sir Michael Stoute's Snow Sky has suffered a scare ahead of Saturday's Investec Derby after banging a joint in his box overnight.

Snow Sky: Banged a joint
Snow Sky: Banged a joint

The Khalid Abdullah-owned colt booked his place in the Epsom line-up with an impressive display in the Lingfield Derby Trial, after which connections decided to let him take his chance in the blue riband.

After a smooth preparation Abdullah's racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe issued a statement reporting that the colt's participation is now under threat.

He said: "(Sir) Michael Stoute has reported that the above colt (Snow Sky) banged a joint overnight. He will be kept monitored over the next 24 hours and a decision on his participation in the Investec Derby will be made thereafter."