“He had a little bit of a strain in his hock,” trainer John Sadler said on TVG. “The good news is the X-rays are negative. He's not going to work tomorrow. He's not going to run in the San Carlos. But it's not a big thing. He's a little bit off pattern.”
Sadler added, “There's no timeline at this point. We think this is a minor issue and we're going address it, take care of it and then go forward.”
Flightline, campaigned in partnership by the powerhouse line-up of Hronis Racing, Siena Farm, Summer Wind Equine, West Point Thoroughbreds and Woodford Racing, made it a perfect three-for-three with an 11 1/2-length victory while making his stakes debut in the Dec. 26 Malibu. The $1-million Fasig-Tipton Saratoga graduate had posted two breezes since, including a four-furlong move in :48 (7/67) in Arcadia Feb. 6.
The news was first reported by Daily Racing Form.
.@SadlerRacing provides us with an update on Flightline, who has been sidelined for an undetermined amount of time. @JohnWSadler tells @ChristinaBlackr this is a minor issue however he will not compete in the San Carlos S. on March 5th. We wish Flightline a quick recovery! pic.twitter.com/WsTRMfVzjw
— TVG (@TVG) February 13, 2022