Withhold set for York run
Withhold is on course to run in this month's Sky Bet Ebor at York, according to trainer Roger Charlton.
The talented six-year-old made a winning return in the Marsh Cup at Newbury last month after he was forced to miss last year's Melbourne Cup due to a broken blood vessel.
Withhold appears to have emerged from his return at Newbury unscathed and Charlton has now revealed a run on the Knavesmire on August 24 is next on the agenda, although nothing will be confirmed until he has held discussions with owner Tony Bloom.
"He is fine, but there have been no decisions yet, though hopefully he is going to York," he said. "I've not spoken to the owner, but I guess it's more probably likely to be the Ebor. The owner is in America and he needs to know before I say what I do."
Charlton has also urged caution regarding Withhold, as there are no guarantees the 2018 Northumberland Plate winner will not suffer a recurrence of his blood vessel injury.
The trainer added: "We got through Newbury without any blood vessel issues, but every week, month and day is different and you can never say a horse won't bleed again."
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