Oxted Sidelined, Has Surgery

Oxted and Harry Teal | Emma Berry

Oxted (GB) (Mayson {GB}), who doubled his Group 1 tally with a victory in the G1 King's Stand S. this year at Royal Ascot, will sit out the remainder of the season after having surgery to remove a knee chip.

Trainer Roger Teal said the chip has been there for some time, but the decision was made to remove it after the gelding's third-place finish in his attempt to defend his title in the G1 July Cup on July 10.

“We've always known he's had a floating chip which hasn't been a problem, but after he hung in the July Cup we sent him for an MRI scan,” said Teal. “You could actually see on the scan that the chip had moved and it was just between the joints, so the best thing was to have it removed as it had just gone in the wrong place. The fact he's a gelding means we are here for a long time, not a short time, so we all decided to have it removed now and hopefully he can have time to recover for next season.

“The surgery went well, there's no cartilage damage and because he only had one race left this season, we didn't want to risk him if it was in the wrong place. He's home, he's happy and has had his dressing changed today and it all looks good.”

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