Day At The Track

Better news for Spankem

08:45 AM 12 Dec 2019 NZDT
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Spankem is not likely to return to the tracks any time soon but there was better news over the fetlock injury that sidelined him from the Inter Dominion series.

Originally he was programmed to have an operation on the injury.

However after x rays there was doubt raised whether an operation was in fact necessary. All Stars veterinary experts and shared the x rays with other experts who came to the same conclusion.

So in the meantime Spankem will have another month’s rest, Mark said, and will then be reassessed probably with further tests at the Matamata Veterinary Services where internationally sophisticated procedures will establish the immediate future with more precision.

However the likelihood that an operation on the injury may not be necessary now will shorten the recovery period for the Miracle Mile winner of $1.3m though it will be some time before he is seen out again.

Stablemate Turn It Up is at All Stars doing light exercise but his racing future is still in doubt.

That All Stars would have five starters in the Inter Dominion Grand Final including the first two favourites after two such stars suffered setbacks is a testimonial to the depth of the current team with Self Assured also being allowed to miss the series in favour of the Auckland Cup.

 

Courtesy of All Stars Racing Stables

http://www.allstarsracingstables.com/

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