Spieth (Thorn Park x Stella Livia) has been all but ruled out of
Saturday’s Gr.1 Kingsford-Smith Cup (1350m) at Doomben.
The New Zealand-bred son of Thorn Park has suffered
a foot injury, with the Gr.1 Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) now a more realistic
chance of him boosting his stallion profile.
“He was going really well and he just
shifted a shoe last Thursday morning and pricked his foot, so we are just
monitoring him at the moment,” co-trainer Ben Hayes said.
“At this stage he is unlikely to run. He's
not 100 per cent sound at the moment and he'll need to improve if he is going
to run in that race.
“If not, he'll just continue on and we'll
run him for the Stradbroke, he'll be a good chance in that race.”