One of the key runners in Saturday’s Blue Diamond Stakes has been withdrawn from the field due to lameness.
Trainer Grahame Begg withdrew Dosh from the $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes on Friday morning, a day after a veterinary inspection found the two-year-old filly with bruising near the near foreleg (bruised heel).
Dosh, an $18 chance before being scratched, has had two starts for two wins in the Ottawa Stakes at Flemington in November and the Blue Diamond Preview on January 26.
Short-priced favourite Enthaar and Marine One will be re-inspected by vets this morning after vets ruled both to be lame in the near foreleg on Thursday.
“We weren’t 100 per cent happy with the way she trotted up, so we just took it upon ourselves (to scratch),” Begg told Racing.com.
“She had improved, but not enough to go to the races.”
Grahame Begg said he will assess the filly over the week before determining where she will head during the autumn.
“We will have a good think about what the right process is,” he said.