A key runner has been scratched from Saturday’s Group 1 JJ Atkins Stakes at Doomben after excess mucus in his airways was detected.
NZ colt Qiji Phoenix who was an $11 chance with Sportsbet has been officially scratched from the field in which fellow kiwi Melody Belle dominates betting.
Qiji Phoenix has just been officially scratched from JJ Atkins. Excess mucus in airways. No chances taken with very promising youngster.
— Sky Sports Radio (@SkySportsRadio1) June 9, 2017