Godolphin colt Piping Rock dies after bout of colic

Piping Rock ridden by Ryan Moore at Ascot in July

Unbeaten Godolphin colt Piping Rock, winner of the Horris Hill Stakes at Newbury in October, has been put down after suffering a severe bout of colic.

Unbeaten in three starts, Piping Rock was considered a Classic candidate and the son of Dubawi was earmarked for the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket in May.

Trainer Richard Hannon jnr said: "He was a genuine Guineas contender so it is very sad to lose such a good horse.

"Very sadly there was nothing they could do to save him."

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