Dreams of Downing Caviar Dashed if Hay List Fails Vet Check

May 10, 2011

DEPOSIT $100 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with

$200

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get

$75

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Dreams of Downing Caviar Dashed if Hay List Fails Vet Check

The John McNair-trained Hay List could be forced to undergo a special veterinary inspection to gain clearance to run in this Saturday’s BTC Cup where the galloper would face off against superstar sprinter Black Caviar for a fourth time.

Hay List

Reports Hay List threw a hoof in trackwork could hurt his chance of taking on Black Caviar this Saturday

All week Gosford-based trainer McNair has been talking up the chances five-year-old Hay List, winner of the Group 1 All Aged Stakes last start, has of finally getting the better of Peter Moody’s freakishly talented mare Black Caviar.

However, if Hay List does not pass as fit to race, it could be all over.

After reports Hay List threw a shoe at trackwork at his home course in Gosford on Monday, Queensland’s chief racing steward Wade Birch is preparing to discuss the issue of a vet check with McNair.

“I’ll ring John (McNair) and if need be we’ll get our own vet to inspect the horse,” Birch said.

“It’s a Group One race and in circumstances like this we may need an inspection to ensure Hay List is fit and suitable to race.”

McNair, however, sees no reason to be worried.

“I’m not too concerned,” McNair said.

“If stewards want to vet him I won’t lose any sleep over it.

“There’s no damage and it’s a regular occurrence with him.

“He didn’t do any damage like he has done in the past.

“The vet I’ve got is very clever and he was quick to fix him.”

Hay List is well-known for his ongoing hoof troubles, which only yesterday McNair said were under control.

“They are the best they have been for a while,” he said.

“But I can say he is terrific…and in two days’ time it could be a different story.”

While Black Caviar has been happy to bask in the sunshine state spotlight having been floated up to Queensland last Sunday, McNair is trying to avoid as much of the carnival hype as possible and will not send Hay List to Brisbane until Thursday night.

“I know what the pressure is like and what Peter (Moody) must be going through up in Brisbane,” McNair said.

“I copped the same pressure before Hay List won the Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley.

“All the pressure got a bit too much for me.”

Hay List has thrice faced the queen, but has failed to finish within three lengths of the mighty mare.

“Over 1200 metres Black Caviar seems to have our measure,” McNair admitted.

The BTC Cup odds tell the same tale, with Black Caviar $1.16 in the current markets followed on the next line of betting by Hay List at a much longer quote of $5.50.

The pair could also face off again in Brisbane, however, a fortnight later in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 where Black Caviar would be tried over 1350m for the first time.

“Once they step out further in distance it’ll be a different story,” McNair said.

“We’ve met three times and so far it’s three-zip to Black Caviar.”

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field