Jash Suffers Joint Injury, Plans on Hold


Jash | Racing Post

Simon Crisford’s Jash (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}), runner-up in the G1 Middle Park S. last term, has knocked one of his joints which will restrict him until the latter part of the season. Successful in his 3-year-old bow, the Liste King Charles II S. at Newmarket on May 18, the Shadwell colourbearer ran sixth in the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot and has been missing from racecourse action since.

“Jash has actually just knocked a joint and has had a hold-up,” said owner Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s racing manager, Angus Gold. “They did an MRI on it last week to make sure, so he’ll just have a couple of quiet weeks. He’ll definitely be out until the autumn anyway.”

The long-term prognosis is encouraging at this stage, though.

Gold added, “It doesn’t sound like there’s anything nasty–the MRI will show if there’s anything, (but) hopefully not.

“It’s been a frustrating season with him, and I think he’ll only be better next year in any case. It’s just annoying at the moment, especially given how the 3-year-olds dominated the G1 July Cup. Whatever happens he’ll be a fresh horse, whenever he does make it back.”

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