South Australian sprinter Gytrash underwent surgery on Tuesday to remove a small bone chip.
Trainer Gordon Richards told racing.com that The Everest placegetter was set to head to the paddock to spell after a successful spring, but vets weren’t happy with the way Gytrash trotted up, and ordered scans.
He was all set to go the paddock on Monday morning but the Vet was there to give him a once over before he was loaded on the truck and he wasn’t happy with how he trotted up,” Richards said.
“The nearside front knee seemed to be of some concern so he then organized an x-ray and sure enough he has a chip there.
“Two years ago we had a small issue with that same knee and obviously he recovered 100 per cent.
“Hopefully this doesn’t set us back for 2021 with the plan at this stage to kick him off and defend the Black Caviar Lightning at Flemington in February.”
WHAT A HORSE. WHAT A WIN!
GYTRASH STORMS HOME IN THE YES YES YES STAKES 👌 pic.twitter.com/Q4dVAoqLA7
— 7HorseRacing 🐎 (@7horseracing) October 31, 2020
Gytrash most recently won the Yes Yes Yes Stakes and secured a $750,000 bonus for connections, and has now won over $3.9 million in career prizemoney.