Prohibit is set to go handicapping after being dropped 7lb in the ratings following his disappointing run in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Prohibit had won the same race in 2011, but after knee surgery he didn’t look fully fit and could only manage 15th place this time around.
Trainer Robert Cowell is now targeting the Betfred Mobile Sports Handicap on July 13th to be the eight-year-olds next race.
Speaking to sportinglife.com he said of Prohibit’s last run at Ascot: “I thought Prohibit ran quite well considering he had only run six days previously in France. He has been dropped in the handicap so he may well go handicapping now in these heritage handicaps.
"Prohibit is not going to be a Group One horse any more but he's been a superstar for us and there is plenty of money in these heritage handicaps. He can ply his trade in those from now on. I'd be happy with that."
Cowell’s other two top sprinters, Kingsgate Native and Spirit Quartz also finished disappointingly at Ascot, but both horses look set to stick around in Group One company for the foreseeable future.
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