Kiwi star Duplicate That to head for a spell immediately after suffering injuries

Kiwi superstar Duplicate That’s Hunter Cup raid is over right before it actually acquired started out.

Operator Merv Butterworth confirmed a paddock mishap on Sunday experienced still left the NZ Cup hero with a hairline fracture in the splint bone in his offside hind leg.

“We hoped it was just superficial, but we took him to the Ballarat Veterinary Clinic right now and uncovered out it was additional,” he claimed.

“The bottom line is he desires two to 3 weeks rest and then we can reassess factors.

“So his Melbourne campaign is more than and it’s likely he’ll go for spell.”

In spite of the evident disappointment of the setback, Butterworth said the upside was the mother nature of the personal injury.

“It could’ve been a whole lot even worse. It’s a clear crack, his tendons are good.”

Duplicate That was here to goal the $500,000 Group 1 Hunter Cup on February 5.

Designs had been to return property for the Auckland Cup, a proposed new “slot” race at Cambridge in April/May.

Each races now glance off the desk.

The setback capped a horror journey to Victoria, which opened with his career-worst run when a distant final in the Group 2 Cranbourne Cup previous Saturday 7 days.

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