Trainer Frankie Lor’s Group 1 The Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m) contender Mr Stunning was noted to be lame in its right front leg this morning of Friday, April 26.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club has released the following statement:
The Chairman’s Sprint Prize (Group 1) – Sha Tin Racecourse, Sunday, 28 April 2019
Dr Peter Curl, Executive Manager, Veterinary Regulation and Welfare has advised the Stewards that MR STUNNING (VI53), trained by Mr Frankie Lor and which is declared for the stated race, was noted to be lame in its right front leg this morning.
MR STUNNING will be closely monitored and a further release will be issued tomorrow following the horse’s routine pre-race veterinary inspection.
Dr Curl also advised that MR STUNNING has a number of skin lesions over its left and right body; samples from which have proven negative for ringworm and which are currently under treatment with routine antifungal medications as a precaution.
MR STUNNING’s condition and response to treatment is being closely monitored by the Club’s veterinary departments. However, at this time, the skin condition will not impact on the horse’s performance.
Meanwhile, Australian mare Viddora’s condition has dramatically after a bout of lameness earlier this week.
It was previously reported that VIDDORA, trained by Mr Lloyd Kennewell and which is declared for the stated race, was noted to be lame in its right hind leg following track work on Wednesday, 24 April 2019.
Dr Curl has today advised the Stewards that VIDDORA’s condition has improved considerably, and currently, the horse is in a suitable condition to race.
VIDDORA will continue to be monitored and a further release will also be issued tomorrow following the horse’s routine pre-race veterinary inspection.