Star Western Australian galloper Showmanship has been scratched from the 2020 Rupert Clarke Stakes due to a tendon injury.
The Bob Peters’ trained star will be out for the remainder of the spring carnival, as confirmed by Racing Victoria Stewards on twitter.
Horse Injury – SHOWMANSHIP (NZ) (Grant & Alana Williams) – Tendon Inury – Out for Spring
— RVStewards (@RVStewards) September 15, 2020
Showmanship had been one of the in-form performers during the early part of spring, with back-to-back wins at Caulfield and Moonee Valley to start his campaign, and he was a $3.40 faovurite in the all-in Rupert Clarke Stakes market.
2020 Memsie Stakes winner Behemoth has been installed as the new favourite at $3.40, with Superstorm ($7), Tagaloa ($7), and Age Of Chivalry ($9) the other runners in single figures.