Colin Keane will continue his partnership with the unbeaten Siskin after the jockey confirmed he will make the trip over to England to ride the three-year-old in next week’s Sussex Stakes at Goodwood.

Revealing the decision on the Nick Luck Daily podcast on Monday, Keane said: “There are not too many like Siskin that I’ve got to sit on before, so when a horse like that comes around you want to be on him everyday – especially on the big days.

“I think it’s definitely worth sacrificing the two weeks [quarantine upon return to Ireland]. Hopefully there will be other championships in the near future, but there might not be another Siskin for a very long time, so I want to take every opportunity we can get with him.

“Siskin has been great since his Guineas win. He looks a million dollars and has trained very well. We couldn’t be happier with him. We’ll just keep him wrapped up and it’s all about getting him there in one piece.”

HWPA Derby awards cancelled

This year’s Horserace Writers and Photographers Association Derby Awards, due to be hosted in December, has been cancelled due to the uncertainty surrounding the lifting of social distancing measures.

HWPA President Marcus Townend said: “This is not a decision that the committee has taken lightly but we felt that we had no alternative.

“The Derby Awards are a massive financial commitment for an organisation the size of the HWPA and it is impossible to plan with any certainty. There may still be ways to hand out all or some of the awards this year and we will look into those in the forthcoming weeks.”

Today’s racing

The Listed Star Stakes (7f) for two-year-old fillies is the feature on Sandown’s card today with the field of seven headed by Mark Johnston’s unbeaten Dubai Fountain.

Dubai Fountain caught the eye at Haydock earlier this month when she was an impressive eight and a half length winner of a 7f fillies’ novice stakes.

In opposition today are Concessions, Feathers, Fev Rover, Setarhe, Spirit Of Sisra and Star of Emaraaty.

Chepstow stage a Flat meeting today while Stratford and Chepstow host National Hunt fixtures.