No Hay List in 2013 All Aged Stakes

The problems have continued for seven-year-old sprinter Hay List who has contracted a virus and will miss Saturday’s Group 1 2013 All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick.

Hay List will miss the All Aged Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart.

Hay List will be given seven to 10 days rest before trainer John McNair reassesses his next option.

It has been a rocky road back to the races for the triple Group 1 winner who resumed with a fourth-place finish in the Challenge Stakes on March 16.

He had hoof troubles following that race and a breathing issue was discovered after he was beaten 19 lengths against Black Caviar in the TJ Smith Stakes.

Despite Hay List’s troubles, McNair is hoping to push on and a trip to the winter carnival in Brisbane is a possibility.

The son of Statue Of Liberty has made one previous trip to the sunshine state, finishing second to Black Caviar in the 2011 BTC Cup.

The 2013 BTC Cup on May 11 is an option as is the 2013 Doomben 10,000 on May 25.

Hay List may not be contesting the All Aged Stakes but the race will still boast a serious line up of stars.

Glamour colt All Too Hard gets the opportunity to prove his doubters wrong in Sydney, having scored just one win from five starts in the clockwise direction.

He will be joined by Gai Waterhouse’s multiple Group 1-winning mare More Joyous who was blocked for a run in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes.

Perhaps the forgotten horse in the build-up is Darley-owned colt Epaulette who was highly impressive first-up when running second to Black Caviar in the TJ Smith.

He could join Hay List in Brisbane for a winter carnival tilt.

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