Blue Diamond Stakes winner Tagaloa will head to the spelling paddock to recuperate after pulling up with an injury after disappointing in the Caulfield Guineas.
Tagaloa was well-backed in the Caulfield Guineas, starting as a $4.20 chance, but failed to beat home a runner in the $2 million race, finishing more than 18 lengths from the winner Ole Kirk.
A thorough vet’s examination on Monday morning revealed the colt picked up a leg injury in the race, which has ended his spring.
“He’s tweaked his suspensory,” Trent Busuttin, who trains Tagaloa in partnership with Natalie Young, said.
A fully-fit Tagaloa scoring at The Valley during his two-year-old season. Photo: AAP Image/Vince Caligiuri.Source:AAP
“He’s sore in his near fore suspensory. There’s no gaping big hole or tear in it but he’s certainly sore in that area.
“He’ll be going to the paddock for the immediate future.”
Racing Victoria stewards also reported Tagaloa had an ulcer on his palate, which indicates the three-year-old might have displaced his soft palate during the Caulfield Guineas.
Busuttin said Tagaloa’s ownership group, which included breeder Yu Long Stud, would decide the colt’s program during the autumn.
Originally published asTagaloa done for the spring
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