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RACING: Gusto setback for Hannon
10:02am Tuesday 15th May 2012 in General Sport
RICHARD Hannon's prolific winner Gusto has met with a setback that will rule him out for the rest of the season.
Owned by Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, the Oasis Dream colt has won his last five starts, including four at Listed level.
He was to be given a little break before Royal Ascot and the Jersey Stakes but he will now have to miss his intended engagement.
A statement on Highclere's website read: "Unfortunately, following his impressive win in the Pavillion Stakes (Listed), Gusto met with a setback and is unlikely to be seen on the racecourse again this season."
Marlborough-based Champion trainer Hannon saddles both Elnawin and Libranno in Wednesday's Duke of York totepool Stakes Roger Charlton will rely on Definightly after deciding not to run Bated Breath and Genki.
The Beckhampton handler had the choice of running all three in the six-furlong Group Two event with Group One-placed Bated Breath the highest rated of all the entries.
However, with the ground at York currently reported to be on the easy side, Charlton has opted to bypass the race as both Bated Breath and Genki prefer a quicker surface.
Charlton tweeted: "Bated Breath and Genki to miss York to await faster ground but Definightly declared and would like more rain if possible!"
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