Scottish withdrawn from Arlington Million
August 10, 2017 01:15pm
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Godolphin’s Scottish (IRE) has been withdrawn from the Grade I Arlington Million following the Charlie Appleby trainee’s Thursday morning work on the main track at Arlington International Racecourse. The 5-year-old son of Teofilo (IRE) put in a light breeze on his third morning of trackwork after two days of jogging and cantering, covering four furlongs in 51.80 seconds. While cooling out it was discovered the contender was walking lame in his left front leg, and shortly thereafter he was declared out of the Million in an online news release from Godolphin.
“It is his near-fore, the same leg that caused him to miss the G1 Mackinnon at Flemington last November,” Appleby reported in the Godolphin news release. “He breezed at Arlington this morning (Thursday) and was found to be lame when he cooled down.”
Appleby referred to a prior injury that put training on hold for Scottish following his runner-up effort in the Group I Caulfield Cup in Melbourne last year.
“It's a real blow,” Appleby said from his Newmarket (UK) base. “He had been working really well since returning from Royal Ascot in June, and the trip to the States was very much a prelude to spending the Australian Spring in Melbourne.”
“But that's all off the agenda now,” Appleby added. “The good news is that long-term the prognosis is good. All going well, he should be right to race again early next year in Dubai.”

Source: Arlington International Racecourse


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