Injury concern for Infantry

 
11 Oct 2017

Panasonic Kranji Mile winner Infantry has suffered a minor injury which has put him in a race against time to still get a run in his intended next assignment, the Raffles Cup.

 

While the mood in the Alwin Tan camp was understandably buoyant shortly after the Tavistock five-year-old landed the Panasonic Kranji Mile (1600m) on Sunday, first-up since his Emirates Singapore Derby (2000m) win back in July, frowns soon surfaced when it was found out he came back with a deep cut to his near hind fetlock.

 

Tan had made no secret even before the Kranji Mile win that the yet-to-be conquered Singapore Triple Crown series was Infantry’s target, but with that untimely setback, the second Leg, the Raffles Cup (1800m) on October 22 now hangs in the balance.|

The 2016 Singapore champion trainer is, however, not giving up on seeing the classy Thai-owned galloper still recover in time.

“Infantry got a bad cut in the Kranji Mile. It is probably a horse behind him that tripped on him,” said Tan.

 

“It goes to show what a big heart he has. Another horse would have lost the race with such a cut, but he endured the pain and still gave it 100% to win.

 

“The leg is now bandaged up. I’ve done everything I could to treat it, and fingers crossed, he can still make it for the Raffles Cup. I’ve still got hope.

 

“But if he misses out, he will still head for the Singapore Gold Cup (over 2200m on November 12). I will just have to freshen him up and work him more on the endurance.” -Singapore Turf Club