David O’Meara and his team have been dealt a blow in being forced to rule Suedois out of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint.
The French import, a Group Three winner in his homeland, has yet to run a bad race this season and was quietly fancied by some to go close on Saturday.
His best effort came at Newmarket when chasing home Limato in the July Cup, while he has also been placed in Haydock’s Sprint Cup, the Duke of York and the Prix de la Foret last time out.
However, he will not get the chance to test himself again after hurting a foot in routine exercise.
O’Meara tweeted: “Unfortunately #Suedois will not run on Saturday. He has a stress fracture in his near fore foot. Will be back for next year.”