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Injury rules out Japan trip for Tryster

Tryster, one of Godolphin's most active campaigners in recent years, is to miss the G1 Tenno Sho (Autumn) at Tokyo racecourse on October 30 because of a leg injury.

The five-year-old had been working well in Newmarket (UK) in preparation for the trip to Japan, the route that trainer Charlie Appleby had chosen in preference to Melbourne's Cox Plate.

But injury has scuppered that idea and placed all racing plans on hold.

"It is a great pity that Tryster has suffered this injury, which is serious enough to require surgery," Appleby pointed out.

"We were looking forward to him recapturing his old form on the track in Tokyo. But that is not going to happen now and his recovery will dictate whether he returns to racing." he added.

Tryster has been one of Godolphin's most prolific prizemoney earners of late. From January 2015 to March 2016, he won eight of his nine starts. He rounded off that incredible sequence with a 3rd in the G1 Dubai Turf at Meydan.

His last two starts resulted in a fifth in the G1 Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot and an eighth in the G1 Arlington Million in Chicago.