Ali Saeed’s mare had been in great form since arriving ‘down under’ and worked nicely under Hugh Bowman on the track last Saturday.

Unfortunately she missed three days training this week due to a stone bruise to her right fore hoof.

Roger said: “I am obviously very disappointed for her owner and for my team down in Australia as this had been the target for some time.

“Although this is only a minor setback, missing three days training before any Group 1 is not an ideal preparation and we have taken the decision to miss Saturday’s race and aim to get her spot on for the Melbourne Cup.”