Gai Waterhouse’s five time Group 1 winner Theseo has been ruled out of the remainder of the 2010 Spring Racing Carnival after pulling up lame from their disappointing George Main Stakes run on Saturday.
Seven-year-old Danewin gelding Theseo was one of the top fancies in the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday but after leading the field early on faded to finish a lacklustre seventh to star stablemate More Joyous.
Pulling up slightly lame after the run, Theseo will miss the rest of the spring, Waterhouse opting to rest the veteran galloper of 38 career runs for the season instead.
Before the discouraging George Main performance, Theseo had enjoyed success in the Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) at the start of the month and was heading towards a run in the 2010 Cox Plate on October 23.
Theseo was a $21 chance to win the $3 million Cox Plate through Sportsbet, with More Joyous now the second favourite at $5.50.
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