Desert Crown out of King George with foot injury

Desert Crown will miss next week's King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes at Ascot.

The impressive Derby winner had been due to clash again with Epsom third Westover in the 12-furlong Group One on Saturday week, but his trainer Sir Michael Stoute has announced he will not run.

The Nathaniel colt, who is unbeaten in three starts so far, was reported to be suffering a "foot niggle" on Wednesday.

Stoute said: "The colt won't be going to Ascot for the King George."

More to follow… This is a breaking news story that will be updated with more information shortly.

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