Calyx returns at Ascot
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Calyx could still be seen on a racecourse during 2019, with connections hopeful he will recover fully from a setback.

A sensation winner of last year’s Coventry Stakes, Calyx picked up an injury which kept him off the course for the rest of his two year-old campaign.

Whilst connections toyed with a return in the Qipco 2,000 Guineas, the son of Kingman had shown lots of speed and ultimately returned in spectacular fashion, in the Pavilion Stakes at Ascot.

However, his warm-up for the Commonwealth Cup did not go to plan as he was defeated in the Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock and subsequently found to have sustained an injury to a pastern.

Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to owner Khalid Abdullah, said: “There are no real new updates on Calyx, but he is fine and is with John Gosden.

“He won’t be out until the autumn at the earliest.

“We very much hope to have him back on track before the end of the season, though.”