2014 Queensland Oaks Betting on Hold – Arabian Gold Injured

May 27, 2014

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2014 Queensland Oaks Betting on Hold – Arabian Gold Injured

Hot favourite for Saturday’s Queensland Oaks 2014, Arabian Gold has twisted her foot before a track gallop this morning forcing bookies to suspend betting on the fillies’ classic.

Arabain Gold

Hot Queensland Oaks favourite could be scratched from Saturday's feature with a foot abscess. Photo: Daniel Costello.

David Vandyke’s flying Dubawi filly was nearing odds-on territory in the pre-field markets for the $400,000 Group 1 Treasury Casino Queensland Oaks (2400m) running at Eagle Farm Racecourse after winning her past three on the trot.

With form around some of the best last spring including a Crown Oaks sixth at Flemington, Arabian Gold enjoyed back-to-back Group 3 Sydney wins over 2000m in April.

She then bought that winning form to the sunshine state on May 17 at Doomben taking out the traditional Queensland Oaks lead-up with an easy victory in the Group 2 The Roses (2000m).

Everything looked on track for Arabian Gold then to step up to the mile and a half and score another dominant victory despite the distance being a bit of a query for the $600,000 earner.

Her Queensland Oaks run however has been put under a cloud of doubt after her Tuesday morning injury.

The filly twisted and trod on a shoe before trackwork, a setback that could see her develop an abscess.

That could take up to 48 hours to happen according to Vandyke, bookies to keep the Queensland Oaks odds down until then.

Arabian Gold did continue with her run after the drama without issue however, but if accepted for Saturday’s field could still be a late scratching if things take a turn for the worse.

“I’m a bit concerned, she pulled her shoe half off,” Vandyke told the Herald Sun.

“Luckily we had some farrier tools here and I got the shoe off.

“She shifted the plate, the nails weren’t in a good position. Hopefully in the next 24-48 hours we won’t see any problem.

“We bandaged it up and she seemed to gallop well.”

With Arabian Gold the best backed filly for the Oaks attracting over half the money coming in, her withdrawal from the race would throw the markets wide open.

Before betting was suspended Arabian Gold was followed in the markets by Kiwi raider Rock Diva who ran third in the NZ Oaks over the 2400m in March, Luke Oliver’s late entry Khutulun who earned her shot after a second to Derby hope Sonntag at Caulfield on May 17 and the Kris Lees-trained Hera out to improve on an eighth in The Roses.

Stay tuned to Races.com.au for all the latest on Arabian Gold and the Queensland Oaks markets, the final field due for release Wednesday morning.

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