Houtzen to have one more race in England

Houtzen will race once more in England in the King George Stakes at Goodwood.

Australian mare Houtzen will have one more race in England in the Group Two King George Stakes at Goodwood for a new trainer.

Houtzen finished eighth in the Group One King’s Stand at Royal Ascot last week after slipping at the start.

Trainer Toby Edmonds has announced she will contest the five furlong (1000m) sprint on August 2 for Martyn Meade before being served by Lope De Vega to southern hemisphere time.

Another Australian mare, the Paul Messara-trained Ortensia, won the 2012 King George.

Battaash, runner-up to Blue Point in the King’s Stand, has won the race for the past two years.