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Vale of York forced to miss UAE Derby

  • Vale of York's bout with colic has put his plans on hold. Photo: Benoit Photos.

Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) winner VALE OF YORK (Ire) (Invincible Spirit) has been ruled out of Saturday's U.A.E. Derby (UAE-G2) at Meydan because of a bout with colic, Godolphin announced Sunday.

"Unfortunately Vale of York has suffered from colic and will not be able to run in the U.A.E. Derby at Meydan," Simon Crisford, the Godolphin racing manager, revealed on godolphin.com.

"We hope that Vale of York makes a full recovery soon, but obviously right now, all future plans are on hold for him."

In his only start since the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, Vale of York finished fifth to stablemate Mendip (Harlan's Holiday) in the March 4 Al Bastakiya at Meydan.

Vale of York's resume also includes a score in the Stardom S. at Goodwood, a close runner-up effort in the Gran Criterium (Ity-G1) at Milan and a third in the Royal Lodge S. (Eng-G2) at Ascot. His record stands at 7-3-1-1, $1,224,660.