Fake Love has been scratched from the Magic Millions and Readily Availabull is battling to shake off a hoof injury threatening to derail his campaign.
Fake Love was scratched on Friday after failing to recover sufficiently from lameness in her near foreleg.
“While this is frustrating for all concerned, the well-being of the horse is our priority and we look forward to getting her sound, with lofty targets ahead for the second half of the season,” the Ciaron Maher-David Eustace stable said in a statement.
John Sargent is hoping Readily Availabull can recover before the scratching deadline on Saturday morning to enable him to run in the Millions.
“His hoof has been poulticed and they can come right very quickly,” Sargent said.
“Things are certainly up in the air and it depends how quickly he reacts to the poultice.
“He wouldn’t run if he wasn’t 100 per cent. He’s too good a horse.”
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