Newmarket handler Charlie Appleby is confident that Emotionless will make a full recovery from injury after X-rays revealed a chip in his left fore knee.
Godolphin’s big hope was the chief market rival to eventual winner Air Force Blue in the Dewhurst Stakes but crossed the line in last place having been eased down by William Buick.
Appleby said: “Following his disappointing run in the Dewhurst Stakes yesterday, Emotionless was found to be lame this morning in his box.
“He was immediately X-rayed and a chip was identified in his left fore knee.”
“I understand that its removal will not be a complicated procedure and we expect him to make a full recovery.
“We will be looking towards the trials in the spring, all being well.”