Scottish Injured, Out of Million

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Scottish | Racing and Sports

Godolphin’s Scottish (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) has suffered a recurrence of an old fetlock injury and will miss Saturday’s GI Arlington Million, according to Godolphin’s website.

Scottish, winner of the 2016 G3 Betfred Mobile Strensall S., finished second in last year’s G1 BMW Caulfield Cup and was also one of eight international invitees for the G1 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley Oct. 28. He finished fifth in the G1 Prince of Wales’s at Royal Ascot last time June 21.

“It’s a real blow,” trainer Charlie Appleby said. “He had been working really well since returning from Royal Ascot in June, and the trip to the States was very much a prelude to spending the Australian Spring in Melbourne. But that’s all off the agenda now. The good news is that long-term the prognosis is good. All going well, he should be right to race again early next year in Dubai.

He continued, “It is his near-fore, the same leg that caused him to miss the G1 Mackinnon at Flemington last November. He breezed at Arlington [Thursday] morning and was found to be lame when he cooled down.”

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