Late decision on Breath run
Roger Charlton could make a late decision on whether Bated Breath takes his chance in the King's Stand at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.
With a preference for a decent surface, the Beckhampton handler may switch his sights back to the Diamond Jubilee Stakes on Saturday, giving the ground a chance to dry out.
Bated Breath proved he was as effective over the minimum trip at Haydock last time out, and Charlton had earlier stated he was keen to avoid Black Caviar if he could, but that clash could now be back on.
Speaking on his website, Charlton said: "With the ground being described as soft and good to soft in places at Ascot, I will continue to monitor the situation before deciding whether Bated Breath will take his chance in the King's Stand on Tuesday or the Golden Jubilee on Saturday.
"The chances are that he will be declared for the King's Stand and a decision will be made if necessary an hour before the race as his preference would be for faster ground.
"Let's hope that we get some wind and sunshine before then as Ascot can dry out quite quickly."