Injury Scare For Oaks Favourite

Posted on May 27th, 2014 by Red Belly Sports

Some corporate bookmakers have suspended betting markets for Saturday’s Group 1 Queensland Oaks, after an injury scare for even-money favourite Arabian Gold.


The David Vandyke trained filly twisted and trod on a shoe before trackwork at Eagle Farm on Tuesday morning,


Vandyke admits the injury is a concern, and says it will take up to two days before they know if Arabian Gold has developed an abscess on her hoof.


“I’m a bit concerned, she pulled her shoe half off,” Vandyke told News Corp.


“Luckily we had some farrier tools here and I got the shoe off.


“She shifted the plate, the nails weren’t in a good position. Hopefully in the next 24-48 hours we won’t see any problem”.


Arabian Gold completed a track gallop after the injury scare without incident, but no decision will be made on whether to scratch the filly until later in the week.


The TAB Fixed Odds market remains open for the Oaks, with Arabian Gold still a dominant $2 favourite.