05/10/2009 11:00PM

Abscess in foot sidelines Overdose


Overdose will miss his intended date in the Group 2 Temple Stakes at Haydock Park on May 23 due to a foot abscess, his owner, Zoltan Mikoczy, said on Monday.

Overdose, an undefeated Hungarian-trained sprinter, will not return to training until the end of the month, but is still planning to run at Royal Ascot, where the five-furlong King's Stand Stakes on Juneo16 or the six-furlong Golden Jubilee Stakes four days later are his targets.

Some of the horses Overdose might have been facing at Haydock will go in the Group 2, $150,000 Duke of York Stakes on the first day of York's three-day May meeting on Wednesday. Chief among them are last year's King's Stand winner Equiano, who was second to Tax Free in his seasonal debut in Newmarket's listed Abernant Stakes on April 16, and Utmost Respect, who makes his first start of the year after having won the Group 3 Prix de Seine-et-Oise at Maisons-Laffitte Nov. 4.

On the same York card, Enticement puts her English Oaks credentials on the line going 1 1/4 miles, 88 yards in the Group 3, $98,000 Musidora Stakes. Trained by Michael Stoute, Enticement was 2 for 2 last year, winning both a maiden and a listed race at a mile.

High Heeled, a Barry Hills-trained daughter of High Chaparral, took a 1 1/4-mile Newbury allowance in her seasonal debut, while the Peter Chapple-Hyam-trained Star Ruby is coming off a first-time-out maiden score going 1 1/4 miles at Sandown.