Anthony Van Dyck Out of King George, Two to Challenge Enable

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Anthony Van Dyck | Racing Post

Anthony Van Dyck (Ire), who was to be one of three Aidan O’Brien-trained sons of Galileo (Ire) to tackle two-time defending champion Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) in Saturday’s G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond S. at Ascot, has been declared from the race.

“We weren’t 100 per cent happy with Anthony Van Dyck’s bloods when they came back this evening and as a result we’re not going to run him at Ascot tomorrow,” the conditioner told Racing Post. “It’s disappointing but we have to do the right thing by the horse.”

The 2016 G1 Investec Derby hero was set to have his third run of the season Saturday, having finished runner-up to Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) in the G1 Coronation Cup at Newmarket June 5 before finishing a disappointing fifth over unsuitably soft ground in the G2 Hardwicke S. at the Royal meeting two weeks later.

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