Admiring Scratched from 2010 Kingston Town Classic Field

The Michael Grant-trained Admiring has become the third horse scratched from the 2010 Kingston Town Classic field after connections withdrew the five-year-old Street Cry mare from the race due to a minor leg injury.

Earlier in the week Macau gelding Luen Yat Forever was scratched from the $500,000 Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) because of transportation issues getting the galloper to Perth, followed by the scratching of Almohad after an unsuitable barrier draw.

Admiring is now also set to miss tomorrows third and final Group 1 feature of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival at Ascot Racecourse.

After running a disappointing 11th to Power Princess in the Listed Jungle Mist Classic (1200m) on November 13, Admiring scraped some skin off her leg but connections pressed on and ran the promising mare in a 1600m handicap last weekend, which she won in fine style.

However, she is still not at peak fitness for a Group 1 test and with the $80,000 Listed Starstruck Classic (1600m) next Saturday looking a more suitable option for Admiring, connections have chosen to bypass tomorrow’s Kingston Town Classic.

The 2010 Kingston Town Classic is set to run as Race 7 at Ascot tomorrow, due to jump at 7:00pm (AEDST), and 13 gallopers are left in contention with Playing God the outright favourite in the betting markets.

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