Caulfield Guineas winner Shooting To Win could miss his main autumn target, the $3 million Doncaster Mile (1600m), after pulling up sore at the weekend.
The son of Northern Meteor was unplaced behind Japanese raider Real Imapct in Saturday’s Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill, with trainer Peter Snowden reporting the colt was showing signs of back soreness.
Shooting To Win will be monitored closely in the lead up to the Randwick feature on April 4th.
The Donna Logan trained Rising Romance also pulled up sore after her narrow second to Scratchy Bottom in the Epona Stakes.
The mare had a bruised near fore heel after the event, and also suffered a minor laceration to her near foreleg.
Rising Romance will be inspected by Racing NSW vets this week, before a decision is made on whether she will contest the $1.5 million The BMW at Rosehill on Saturday.
Jason Coyle’s talented Va Pensiero reinjured its near fore tendon and will be spelled immediately, as will Chris Waller’s Diametric, which will be restricted to shorter races next campaign.