Whisky Baron is injured and the Sun Met winner will miss his planned Hong Kong preliminary in the Godolphin Stud And Stable Staff Awards Challenge Stakes at Newmarket.
The setback is a bitter blow to owners Craig and Ross Kieswetter as well as to Brett Crawford and Greg Cheyne who had both flown to England for the 1400m Group 2 race.
Barry Donnelly, Crawford’s assistant, said: “Whisky Baron cantered on Monday and was to gallop the following day but he hurt his hind fetlock and Brett had to pull him out of the race. The vets were at the stables to see him this morning. I’m not sure how serious an injury it is, or what is the long-term prognosis, but obviously it is a bit of a downer.”
Whisky Baron finished sixth in the Shadwell Joel Stakes (Group 2) in his UK debut last month. – Gold Circle.