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Gai Waterhouse’s gun colt Proisir was a surprise omission from the Ajax Stakes field today and he has since been confirmed as injured and out of the remainder of the 2013 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
Waterhouse confirmed on TVN the talented three-year-old has suffered a tendon injury and faces up to six months on the sidelines.
Waterhouse said a decision on whether Proisir becomes a stallion or continues his racing career won’t be made until he has recovered from the injury.
The Choisir colt was considered to be a 2013 Doncaster Mile hope after showing genuine potential of bigger things to come in seven starts to begin his career.
He won the first three starts of his career in the spring before running second to It’s A Dundeel in the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes and eighth in the Cox Plate.
Proisir picked up where he left off in two starts this autumn, finishing third to star stablemate Pierro in the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes before again playing bridesmaid to It’s A Dundeel in the Group 1 Randwick Guineas.
Waterhouse may have lost one key member of her autumn brigade but still has an arsenal of stars to unleash over the next few weeks.
Included in that are Canterbury Stakes quinella Pierro and More Joyous and her team of two-year-olds which is headed by Golden Slipper favourite Overreach.
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