Skitter Scatter (Scat Daddy), who won the G1 Moyglare Stud S. last season, has been ruled out of the May 26 G1 Irish 1000 Guineas with a hamstring injury, www.irishracing.com reported on Tuesday. Only 14th of 15 in the G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas on May 5, the John Oxx trainee did not display any discomfort after the Newmarket feature and no abnormalities were found after a post-race veterinary examination.
“We were scratching our heads over her performance, but she damaged a hamstring muscle,” Oxx told www.irishracing.com of the G2 Debutante S. and G3 Silver Flash S. victress. “We believe it happened early on in the race, possibly leaving the stalls. She will require a few weeks off work which will mean she will miss the Irish 1000 Guineas and it is touch and go whether she will make Royal Ascot. There is no shortcut with this type of injury but the good news is that she should make a full recovery.”