Improved misses Craven outing
Most Improved, general second favourite for the Qipco 2000 Guineas, will miss his intended reappearance at Newmarket this afternoon.
Brian Meehan's charge was due to go off a short-priced favourite for the Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven Stakes on his seasonal bow.
However, last year's Dewhurst Stakes third has been taken out of the Classic trial due to lameness.
The Lawman colt was reported to be slightly lame on his near foreleg as he was being prepared to leave for Newmarket.
Meehan's vets were in attendance early this morning and the Manton team are hoping Most Improved has suffered only a minor setback and will be fit for the Classic on May 5.
Meehan told his official website: "Obviously at this stage his participation is open to question.
"We will closely monitor the situation in conjunction with the vets, and as soon as they have cleared him, we will keep everyone informed."