Injuries continue to trouble classy sprinter Hay List who has been withdrawn from the Galaxy 2013 (1100m) following the advice of vets.
The seven-year-old multiple Group 1 winner was withdrawn after receiving attention from veterinary staff to his near hind hoof.
It would appear the big gelding’s career is now under a cloud of doubt however trainer John McNair has said he will push on with his autumn campaign.
Hay List’s next target is believed to be a showdown with Black Caviar in the Group 1 2013 TJ Smith (1200m) on April 13 at Randwick.
Jockey Glyn Schofield admitted to being disappointed at the news but said the issue had been present since he finished a game fourth in his comeback race in the Challenge Stakes two weeks ago.
“John let me know he’d been battling the foot issue from since he last ran…hopefully he can get on top of it and get him right.” Schofield said.
The Challenge Stakes was the Statue Of Liberty gelding’s first race in nearly 12 months after a troublesome period of illness and injuries.
Legitimate fears for his health arose after he ran second to Foxwedge in the William Reid Stakes last March.
The scratching of Hay List has taken some gloss off the Galaxy but the Group 1 sprint still boasts a stellar field.
Kicking off her autumn is star four-year-old Sea Siren who has won six of 11 starts including three times at Group 1 level.
The John O’Shea-trained mare won the BTC Cup-Doomben 10,000 double at the Brisbane Winter Carnival and the Manikato Stakes at the Spring Carnival.
Joining Sea Siren in the field are Challenge Stakes trifecta Snitzerland, Decision Time and Howmuchdoyouloveme as well as last year’s winner Temple Of Boom.
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