Roger said: “Kingston Hill will miss the first half of the season due to a setback. He has sustained a superficial injury to his left fore. He is sound but sore. He has an area of significant bruising and inflammation which will take time to settle. It goes without saying that this is an early season blow as he looks so well and has been training better than ever. We will now target the top middle distance races later in the season with all roads leading back to Longchamp in October for a another crack at the Prix de l’Arc De Triomphe.”

St Leger winner Kingston Hill