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Elite Army ruled out of Leger

Elite Army will miss the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster on September 13, trainer Saeed bin Suroor has confirmed.

Godolphin's colt has been prominent in the ante-post betting lists for the final Classic of the Flat season since impressively winning the King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot in June.

Elite Army has not been in competitive action since then, though, with connections instead having earmarked a return to the fray in October.

Bin Suroor told www.godolphin.com: "We gave Elite Army a break after Royal Ascot.

"He is in full training and hopefully will be return to racing in October.

"We will look at a variety of races to give us plenty of options and the Cumberland Lodge (Ascot, October 4) is one of them.

"I am happy with him but the St Leger is not on the agenda as he needs a bit more time."