Boom 3YO gelding Nature Strip will not line-up in Saturday’s $250,000 Inglis Sprint due to a bug the horse is currently fighting.
Nature Strip will be scratched from the Inglis Sprint where he was the $2.60 favourite behind last years Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign who was at $1.70 and will now be the long odds on favourite in markets.
Sadler, who took over the training of the three-year-old this week, told Sky Sports Radio the blood test indicated he may have the beginnings of a virus.
“He threw up a pretty ordinary blood,” Sadler said.
“I think he’s fighting a little bug so we’ll keep him in the stable and treat him over the next couple of days then he’ll have a little break.”
Nature Strip, the winner of four of his five starts, was the $2.50 second favourite behind She Will Reign who was the $1.55 favourite before his withdrawal.
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