Injury Flare-Up For St Mark's Basilica


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Trainer Aidan O'Brien has “backed off” five-time Group 1 winner St Mark's Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) after the 3-year-old once again exhibited soreness in the area of a minor injury he sustained this summer.

St Mark's Basilica missed the G1 Juddmonte International at York last month after a cut on a hind leg caused by a thrown shoe became infected, and although the dual French Classic and G1 Eclipse S. winner returned to win the G1 Irish Champion S. 10 days ago, he has since been sore in the area of the old wound.

Of St Mark's Basilica's future, O'Brien said, “There's no decision yet–he's not back in full work yet. He did start back with some canters, but he was a little bit sore on that wound that he had. Because of that, we've just backed off him again and we haven't made any decisions. That's where we are at the moment.”

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