OTI Racing’s triple Group 1 winner Gailo Chop (Fr) (Deportivo {GB}) has aggravated an old tendon injury and is out of next weekend’s G1 Doomben Cup, for which he was favourite. The injured tendon is the same one that saw the 7-year-old gelding out of action for 18 months between 2016 and 2017.

“We’ll get it assessed first properly but he’s out of the Doomben Cup,” OTI’s Terry Henderson told Racing.com. “It was the same leg as last time but we just don’t know the severity of it just yet. The early prognosis is that it’s a lesion in the scar tissue of the old healing. So it’s same place and same area but it’s too early to be too definitive on any way forward.”

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