Balios (right) disappointed at York recently Image reproduced with the kind permission of York Racecourse

Balios (right) disappointed at York recently
Image reproduced with the kind permission of York Racecourse

David Simcock’s impressive King Edward VII Stakes winner Balios will not run again this season, reports Weatherbys Limited.

The Newmarket handler is to give the three-year-old a lengthy break before mapping out a campaign for next year.

Since his victory in the Group Two at Royal Ascot, the son of Shamardal has failed to go on in either of his two subsequent starts, the most recent of which saw him finish sixth in the Great Voltigeur at York.

Simcock said: “He will have a break now. He is finished for the season. He never acted on the ground at York.

“If there was somewhere to go with him I would run him, but that is it now for this season.”