Ralph Beckett is eyeing Ascot's Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup as the next outing for Simple Verse.
The talented runner has not been seen since trailing home last in the Ascot Gold Cup at the Royal meeting earlier this summer.
Simple Verse was expected to feature in the Goodwood Cup last month but suffered an injury setback in the build up to the race.
Now Beckett has his eyes firmly set on the British Champions Long Distance Cup and is hopeful to have Simple Verse ready in time.
He was quoted by Sky Sports, saying: "Simple Verse won't appear until the race on Champions Day she is entered in.
"There is really little point trying to rush her. She won't be ready for the Cadran as that is only a few weeks before.
"It is a shame, but we have got just under six weeks to get her ready for Ascot.""She has just taken a while to get over the muscular issue she picked up in the run-up to the Goodwood Cup."
Article Posted on Tuesday 12th September 2017 @ 11.49
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