No summer race for Mojo Star, says trainer Richard Hannon as he sets his sights on the fall campaign
- Mojo Star will miss Saturday’s King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes
- The four-year-old colt will also not compete in the Goodwood Cup next week
- At the Ascot Gold Cup last month he was second to Kyprios half length
Mojo Star will miss Saturday’s King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot and next week’s Goodwood Cup, with trainer Richard Hannon planning an autumn campaign for the colt, who has just missed out on some of racing’s biggest prizes.
The gargantuan four-year-old was second to Kyprios by half the time at last month’s Ascot Gold Cup. The run followed second places in last year’s Derby and St Leger for the horse, owned by football agent Kia Joorabchian’s Amo Racing operation.
Hannon said: “We are preparing him for a fall campaign. He had a tough race at Royal Ascot on very fast ground. It was his debut of the season and he was just getting tired. Had he had a run beforehand, he might have won.
Mojo Star (right) will miss the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Goodwood Cup
“I want to give him time to process this hardship and I want to take care of him too because next year he’s supposed to be racing too.
“I’m confident his time will come and if he puts his head forward at Group 1 level he could run a sequence.”
Hannon unleashed an impressive debutant at Newbury on Saturday, with Hectic winning the Novices Stakes.
Trainer Richard Hannon focuses on planning a fall campaign for the colt (centre)