Gytrash, Savatiano and Savatoxl all found to be lame after Kingsford-Smith Cup
Three horses vetted and passed fit to run in the Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup on Saturday all returned lame from Saturday’s contest which saw Vega One snatch an unlikely victory.
In a blow for punters and connections, Gytrash, Savatiano and Savatoxl all struggled through the 1300m contest after stewards found them to be mildly lame on Thursday afternoon.
All three were subject to last-minute vet checks on Friday morning with favourites Gytrash and Savatiano both passed fit while Savatoxl was given the green light on Saturday morning.
While Gytrash and Savatoxl were found to be lame in the same legs they had vetted earlier in the week, Savatiano was found to be lame in the near foreleg.
It marked a messy race for Gytrash who was severely hampered at the 300m mark when Savatoxl shifted out under jockey Barend Vorster.
On the line Savatoxl finished sixth, beaten 1.2 lengths with Savatiano a 1.8 length ninth and Gytrash finishing 12th, beaten 2.8 lengths.
Both Gytrash and Savatiano will be required to pass vet checks prior to their next start.
Savatiano went to the post as $4 favourite in the Kingsford-Smith after opening at $3.60 in official fluctuations while Gytrash was second elect at $6 after opening at $5.50 and touching $6.50 and The Goodwood winner Savatoxl eased at every call from $11 to start $15.
Originally published asVetted trio all found lame after Kingsford-Smith Cup
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