Thunder Snow Image reproduced with the kind permission of Newmarket Racecourse

Thunder Snow’s next objective remains unclear, following his scratching from the Whitney Handicap, having spiked a temperature.

He returned to Saeed bin Suroor’s stable in Newmarket on Tuesday and plans remain unclear, although the Breeders’ Cup remains a long-term objective.

“He got back from Saratoga today,” said Bin Suroor.

“The horse ran a temperature, which was why we had to scratch him from the race.

“There are no plans for him at the moment – we’ll just keep monitoring him and see how he is doing and make a plan when we think he’s better.”

Bin Suroor added: “The Breeders’ Cup is obviously the plan – and I’d like to get a race in somewhere – but until we can start training him again, we don’t know where that will be.

“It was just unlucky. Before the race, he had been training really well, and he would have had a good chance in the race.”