Knowledge in frame for Voltigeur
Excess Knowledge could be set for a swift return to action in next week's Great Voltigeur Stakes at York.
The John Gosden-trained three-year-old had no luck in running when beaten just a head by Cap O'Rushes in the Gordon Stakes at Goodwood, with that rival again among the contenders for the Group Two race on the Knavesmire on Wednesday.
Having finished third in the Gala Stakes on his only other start this term, Excess Knowledge would be seeking a first win this term if he lines up in the traditional St Leger trial.
Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager for owner Khalid Abdullah, said: "Excess Knowledge is a possibility for the Great Voltigeur Stakes.
"He ran very well at Glorious Goodwood and was arguably a little bit unlucky in running.
"The horse has come out of that race fine and is under consideration for York. A decision will be taken nearer declaration time."
Havana Beat finished last of seven in that race at Goodwood but he was found to be jarred up after that outing and faces a crucial workout on Friday to decide whether he if ready to return to the fray.
"He was quite jarred up afterwards. I think it's unlikely he'll go to York," said trainer Andrew Balding.
"He's due to work on Friday and we'll make decisions after that."