In further significant news regarding a Group 1 winning mare from Racing NSW stewards' on Tuesday the Godolphin four-year-old Sepoy mare Alizee was reported by trainer James Cummings to have bled from both nostrils following trackwork at Osborne Park on Tuesday morning.
The dual Group 1 winning mare will now incur the mandatory three-month ban from racing and as such, will not contest any races during the Sydney Spring Carnival.
Cummings said blood had been noticed in the mare's nostrils after she galloped.
“It is a great shame, she is such a talented mare who we had high hopes for this spring,” Cummings said reported Godolphin.com.
“Unfortunately there is nothing we can do in a situation like this and she will now have a good rest and hopefully she will get her chance in the autumn.”
Alzee, out of the Exceed And Excel mare Essaquira, won the 2017 Group 1 Flight Stakes over 1600m at Randwick and repeated the win in the Group 1 Queen of the Turf Stake over the same distance at Randwick in the autumn.
She goes to spell with a career tally of five wins, with two Group 2 victories in adddition to the Group 1 success, three placings and stakes of $1,410,350.
In other news from Godolphing the stable has entered Kementari as a late nomination for the $500,000, Group 1 WFA Winx Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday.
The Lonhro four-year-old was second on his seasonal debut to Pierata in the Group 2 Missile Stakes over 1200m at Randwick on August 4th.
Alizee to miss spring racing, picture Sportpix.com.au