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Prohibit found to be lame after York run

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Prohibit will miss the rest of the season after being found to be lame following his run in the John Smith’s City Wallks Stakes at York on Saturday. Tipsters and punters will likely see the seven-year-old sprinter return to horse racing action sometime in 2013. Prohibit gave trainer Robert Cowell his first Group 1 win in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2011.

The Oasis Dream gelding sustained a knee injury this past weekend, and the trainer told “Prohibit sadly has gone lame and probably won't be seen out for a while now. We took X-rays on Monday morning and he's got some issues going on in his knee.”

Cowell added: “He won't run again this year. I don't think he'll go to Meydan in the winter. We'll probably wait for next year now, not that the injury is serious enough to keep him out that long but enough that he needs a good few months break.”

In other news, three-times Grade 1 winner Follow The Plan has been given top weight of 11st 10lb in the Galway Plate. Oliver McKiernan's nine-year-old placed strongly in the Betfred Bowl at Aintree in April.