Temperature Rules Houtzen Out Of Nunthorpe

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Australian sprinter has an elevated temperature which has ruled her out of the Group One at York.

Owners Aquis Farm had planned to pay a late entry to put the mare in Friday's 1000m-race but have announced she will now be saved for a Group One race in Ireland.

Houtzen was unplaced in the King's Stand Stakes at in June after stumbling out of the barriers but ran an eye-catching second to in the Stakes at .

“Due to an elevated temperature, #Houtzen will unfortunately miss the upcoming Gr.1 Stakes, but will now be aimed at the Gr.1 Flying Five @curraghrace in September,” Aquis said on Twitter.

Battaash is the second favourite for the Nunthorpe behind who is in line to represent Coolmore in the $14 million at in October.

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