A muscle problem has ruled Guy Walter’s star mare Appearance out of Saturday’s Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) at Warwick Farm.
“She was tying up after trackwork on Saturday morning,’’ Walter told News Corp.
“I just wasn’t 100 per cent happy with her so I’ve decided she won’t run.’’
A similar problem in the spring forced Appearance into the spelling paddock after just two runs, but Walter says the problem isn’t as bad this time.
The daughter of Commands is yet to taste defeat this campaign, scoring impressive wins in the Expressway and Apollo Stakes.
Walter now plans to set Appearance for the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes at Randwick on March 15.