Surgery to repair a small chip in the right front ankle of Nehro, runner-up in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), went “extremely well” and the colt could recover in time for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I), according to owner Ahmed Zayat.
Zayat, who campaigns the son of Mineshaft in the colors of his Zayat Stables, said the June 15 surgery performed by Dr. Larry Bramlage at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington was simpler than initially expected because of the minor nature of the injury.