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Further inspection required for Invader
17 Mar 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 
The Snowden trained Invader has been found to be not fit to take his place in the Group 1 Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on Saturday after an examination by Racing NSW Senior Official Veterinarian, Dr Craig Suann, on Friday afternoon.

A final decision will be made on Saturday morning as to whether Invader takes his place in the Golden Slipper.

The first emergency for the race is the Gerald Ryan trained Chauffeur. The Snitzel colt, second to Houtzen in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic over 1200m at the Gold Coast in January, has the widest barrier of 19 for Josh Parr. He is currently in TAB.com.au's market at $51 and $13.50.

In other vet inspection news the Gary Portelli trained Single Bullet has passed his final vet's examination on Friday afternoon and he will take his place in the Slipper field. Single Bullet became cast in his box earlier in the week.

Earlier report Friday morning - Racing NSW stewards' reported on Friday morning that trainer Peter Snowden advised them earlier in the morning that Invader was found to have sustained a stone bruise to its off-fore foot and has been displaying tenderness in that region.

Mr Snowden has advised that his stable veterinarian is currently treating the condition and the colt will be monitored throughout the day.

Racing NSW Senior Official Veterinarian Dr Craig Suann will inspect Invader on Friday afternoon to ascertain its suitability to take its place in the Group 1 Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) on Saturday.

Invader, to be ridden by Hugh Bowman from barrier 15, is currently at $18.00 with TAB.com.au's market for the Slipper.
 
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