Afsare Ruled Out of 2012 Cox Plate

October 17, 2012

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Afsare Ruled Out of 2012 Cox Plate

Luca Cumani-trained gelding Afsare has been ruled out of the 2012 Cox Plate after failing to recover from an injury suffered during trackwork last week.

The five-year-old was injured during training last Tuesday and it was reported by the stable yesterday that he had suffered another setback after the same leg began swelling up.

Stable foreman Charlie Henson told Racing Victoria this morning that the injury had not recovered, meaning his Australian spring campaign is over before it even began.

“Unfortunately the injury that Afsare suffered last week to his right fore fetlock, has not recovered sufficiently and on veterinary advice he cannot continue in his preparations for the Cox Plate and Spring Racing Carnival,” Henson said.

“We are all desperately disappointed and the Cumani stable would like to especially thank the Moonee Valley Racing Club for all their support leading into the Cox Plate.”

Afsare was considered a $51.00 chance in Cox Plate pre-post markets, arriving in Australia on the back of a runner-up finish in the Group 1 Arlington Million Stakes in the US.

Despite the injury to Afsare, Cumani is still well represented this spring, with My Quest For Peace set to be his first runner of the carnival in Saturday’s Caulfield Cup.

The OTI-owned four-year-old arrived in Australia on the back of terrific lead-up form, having won both the Group 3 Glorious Stakes at Goodwood and the Listed Windflower March Stakes.

Ibicenco, also trained by Cumani, is a an emergency for the Caulfield Cup while Cumani’s main Melbourne Cup hope Mount Athos remains favourite for Australia’s biggest race at $8.00.

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