Injury blow derails Faydhan

  • Last Updated: August 27 2014, 13:46 BST

Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum's exciting prospect Faydhan has suffered a setback that could rule him out for the rest of the season.

Dutch Connection (right) franked Faydhan's form at York
Dutch Connection (right) franked Faydhan's form at York

The son of War Front was in contention for several of the top two-year-old races this term after he impressively defeated last week's Acomb Stakes winner Dutch Connection by six lengths on his debut at Haydock on July 3.

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That victory took him towards the top of the ante-post market for the QIPCO 2000 Guineas.

However, the John Gosden-trained colt has sustained a leg injury that has put all plans on hold.

"He's had a little setback. We're going to struggle to get him back on the track this year," said Sheikh Hamdan's racing manager, Angus Gold.

"Hopefully it's nothing major, just bad timing. We're trying to find out how serious it is. He's definitely had a setback and he won't run for a while.

"It's a leg injury, but hopefully nothing major. It's just going to hold him up for a while, quite possibly for the rest of the season."