Attrition Scratched from Golden Eagle Field 2023

November 2, 2023

Attrition Scratched from Golden Eagle Field 2023

Update: #6 Rediener (3) has also been scratched from The Golden Eagle field with Chris Waller’s Epsom winner suffering swelling to the near hindleg with associated lameness.


The fifth edition of the $10 million The Golden Eagle (1500m) will run under capacity with the Mitchell Freedman-trained Toorak Handicap winner Attrition officially withdrawn on Thursday morning.

2023 Toorak Handicap winner Attrition

2023 Toorak Handicap winner Attrition will miss Saturday’s $10 million The Golden Eagle race due to injury. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Freedman informed stewards his Churchill entire was suffering from swelling in the right hock, accompanied by lameness.

Racing NSW stewards subsequently accepted the stable’s request to scratch the horse from the set weights feature at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.

Freedman became aware of the issue after riding Attrition in trackwork with the horse showing signs of discomfort.

Racing NSW Chief Vet, Dr. Peter Curl, confirmed the horse unfit to run after consulting with Freedman and the team’s stable veterinarian.

Attrition was rated around $27 in Golden Eagle betting markets at the time of his withdrawal and was drawn out wide in gate 19.

“He has just got a curbed hock, whether it’s work-related or trauma-related we’re not really sure, but he is just a little uncomfortable in his action, so he’s not up to racing,” Freedman told Racing.com.

“I don’t think we need to be patching him up, he has done his job and has a lot of good racing ahead of him, so a good time to head to the paddock and look to the autumn.”

Beau Mertens, who broke his Group 1 maiden with an emotional win on Attrition in the Toorak Handicap, was to have ridden the horse again in the Golden Eagle.

It has been a week of ups and downs for the 26-year-old who has also picked up a ride in next Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup field aboard Chris Waller‘s 300-1 outsider Magical Lagoon.

Ciaron Maher & David Eustace‘s $2 million The Invitation runner-up last weekend, Ruthless Dame, jumps from the outside alley the The Golden Eagle now coming in from barrier 20 to 19.

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained The Everest graduate, Hawaii Five Oh, is the current $4.20 favourite through Ladbrokes.com.au.

Group 1 winning mare Amelia’s Jewel, drawn well in barrier five, is at $4.60 now the second elect to improve on her ninth in the Toorak from a wide gate.

Click here for the updated Golden Eagle odds online at Ladbrokes.com.au.

THINK. IS THIS A BET YOU REALLY WANT TO PLACE?

For free and confidential support call 1800 858 858 or visit gamblinghelponline.org.au.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Cox Plate 2024 Calls for JJ At...

Military Mission Fires in 2023...

Military Mission Fires in 2023 Zipping Classic Results

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Melbourne Cup graduate Military...

Zipping Classic 2023 Field �...

Zipping Classic 2023 Field & Odds Update: Vow And Declare Defends Title

Danny O’Brien’s 2019 Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare continues to show a...

Overpass Heads 2023 Winterbott...

Overpass Heads 2023 Winterbottom Stakes Field & Betting Markets

Bjron Baker’s The Everest performer Overpass is tipped to return to winning...

Osipenko Leads The Gong 2023 R...

Osipenko Leads The Gong 2023 Race Field & Betting

The Chris Waller-trained Pierro four-year-old Osipenko is firm favourite in...

Horse Racing Today

The Q22 2024 Results: Fawkner ...

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Resul...

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Results: Three-Year-Old Filly Stefi Magnetica Beats Bella Nipotina

In an incredible finish to Queensland’s best race, Bjorn Baker’s...

Stradbroke Calls For 2024 The ...

Stradbroke Calls For 2024 The Goodwood Winner Benedetta

Brisbane’s Stradbroke Handicap is on the agenda this winter for Jason Warren’s...

Numerian Wins Hollindale Stake...

Numerian Wins Hollindale Stakes 2024 First-Up, Firms in Doomben Cup Betting

Trainer Annabel Neasham made it four straight wins in the A.D. Hollindale...

2024 SA Derby Winner Coco Sun ...

2024 SA Derby Winner Coco Sun Aims at Queensland Oaks

Brisbane’s Queensland Oaks is a likely winter target for the talented Tony...

Race Results

The Q22 2024 Results: Fawkner Park Bolts Home Ahead of Spring Cups

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Results: Three-Year-Old Filly Stefi Magnetica Beats Bella Nipotina

Cox Plate 2024 Calls for JJ Atkins Winner Broadsiding

Melbourne Cup 2024 Talks for Brisbane Cup Winner Alegron

Stradbroke Calls For 2024 The Goodwood Winner Benedetta

Race Previews

Luncies Heads 2024 Ipswich Cup Field, Betting & Weights

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Tips & Best Bets

Brisbane Cup 2024 Field & Odds Update: Mostly Cloudy Top Elect

2024 The Q22 Field & Betting Update: Fawkner Park Favourite

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Field, Barriers & Betting Update

Fields & Form

Luncies Heads 2024 Ipswich Cup Field, Betting & Weights

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Tips & Best Bets

Brisbane Cup 2024 Field & Odds Update: Mostly Cloudy Top Elect

2024 The Q22 Field & Betting Update: Fawkner Park Favourite

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Field, Barriers & Betting Update