Golden Rose winner Trapeze Artist has been scratched from the Sydney Stakes and is no longer an emergency for the $10 million Everest after suffering a leg injury.
Racing NSW senior veterinarian Dr Craig Suann inspected the colt after a request from trainer Gerald Ryan, who found Trapeze Artist lame on Thursday morning.
Suann confirmed Trapeze Artist was sore in the near foreleg.
The three-year-old’s defection puts the Matthew Dunn-trained Quatronic into the field for the Sydney Stakes, a Listed race worth $500,000 run over The Everest course.
In Her Time, Takedown and Ball Of Muscle are left as the emergencies for The Everest.