Whobegotyou ruled out of autumn carnival with injury
D U A L G r o u p O n e w i n n e r Wh o b e g o t y o u i s t h e l a t e s t autumn casualty f or t rainer Mark Kavanagh.
Kavanagh last week halted the autumn campaign of 2009 Melbourne Cup winner Shocking, who pulled up below expectations following his win in the Australian Cup.
Whobegotyou was a last-start winner of the Group Two Blamey Stakes ( 1600m) at Flemington 10 days ago, but Kavanagh reported yesterday that the five-year-old had a ligament strain.
‘‘ Unfortunately Whobegotyou is lame and is out until the spring carnival,’’ Kavanagh said. ‘‘ He has a mild strained ligament above a hock and we will be sending him to the paddock.’’
Whobegotyou had been second favourite for the Doncaster Mile at Randwick on April 16, with More Joyous firming from $ 2.60 to $ 2.30 following his withdrawal.
T h e B l a m e y S t a k e s w a s Whobegotyou’s second run since he finished third to So You Think in the Cox Plate last October.
The popular chestnut resumed with a hard-fought second to More Joyous in the Group One F u t u r i t y S t a k e s ( 1 4 0 0 m) a t Caulfield on February 26.