Lucky run still up in the air
Lucky Kristale remains an unlikely runner in the Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes despite her blood picture improving.
While trainer George Margarson reports the latest blood tests on the Duchess of Cambridge and Lowther Stakes winner to be returning to normal he feels the Group One race will come too soon.
He announced that his star two-year-old filly was very doubtful due to an unsatisfactory scope and blood tests after she had worked on Monday morning.
She cantered on Wednesday morning and had further blood tests which produced much better results.
"The results were a lot better. Her blood picture is coming back to normal but I think we are going to run out of time," said the Newmarket handler.
"If I had another week she would be fine. It's come down massively and if you gave it another couple of days it would come back to normal, but I'm not prepared to take the chance in a Group One after a build-up like this.
"I've got to speak to the owners and she will canter tomorrow and we'll take another blood at the weekend and see where we are if we don't run.
"We didn't scope her this morning as it wasn't bad before. It was just that the blood was so high. With the blood being like that it suggests there was an infection and she's too valuable a filly to gamble.
"There is a possibility when I speak to the owners about the going for the Marcel Boussac (at Longchamp on Sunday week), but she's more likely to be finished for the year, though going up to a mile for that wouldn't worry her.
"We have got the Rockfel, but that's a Group Two and there wouldn't be any point going for that."