Darren Weir will have to wait at least a year before getting the chance to contest the Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) after the leading trainers only runner in this years race was scratched from the Caulfield feature on Saturday morning.
Native Soldier was set to be the first Weir runner to contest the Blue Diamond before being scratched from the $1.5 million Group One.
Ollivander has also been scratched after failing a veterinary inspection on Saturday morning. The Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra-trained colt was found him to have a lame near fore and was unable to satisfy Racing Victoria vets.
It’s reported that Ennis Hill, who was also required to pass a veterinary inspection, will line up in the Blue Diamond after being cleared to run by vets.
Aristocratic Miss (first emergency) and More Than Exceed (second emergency) will now gain starts in the Blue Diamond Stakes.
Ennis Hill inspected again this morning and got the 👍 from RV vets to line up in the Diamond. Game on for punters @Racing
— James Tzaferis (@jtzaf) February 23, 2018