Tendon injury guidelines leading stayer Finche out for fall
Melbourne Cup routine Finche will miss out on the fall after sustaining an injury after a jump out at Flemington on Thursday.
The chestnut was up against four competitors in the 800m heat and was just out for a bowl around however the gelding never ever passed a horse ending up at the tail of the field.
Trainer Chris Waller released a statement on Friday morning that seven-year-old Finche had actually sustained a low grade tendon injury following the jump out and informed he would be right away spelled.
“A complete prognosis will be made in a month’s time regarding whether or not he will be ready to race in the spring. It is disappointing for all connections, however thankfully it is only a small injury in which we are not taking any threats. A spell remains in the very best interest of the horse,” Waller stated.
After a successful career in France before pertaining to Australia Finche won 3 of his 8 starts.
At his 2nd Australian start Finche ended up fourth in the 2018 Melbourne Cup behind Cross Counter after a 3rd in the Geelong Cup.
He returned for the terrific race a year later on ending up seventh behind Vow And State after a fifth in the Caulfield Cup to Mer De Glace and in 2015 ended up ninth in the Cup at his last outing after another Caulfield Cup 5th.