Schweppes Oaks winner May’s Dream is recovering from knee surgery and is unlikely to contest a 2015 Autumn Carnival campaign.
Trainer Darren Weir said that May’s Dream had a bone chip removed from her knee after running eighth to Bonaria in the Group 1 $500,000 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington on November 1.
“We had to take a bone chip out of a knee with her after the Myer Classic and she’s still in the paddock,” trainer Weir told Racing Network.
“I’d say she’s most unlikely to get an autumn prep in – we’ve almost run out of time now.”
May’s Dream rose through the ranks as a three year old during the 2014 Autumn Carnival climaxing in a win in the Group 1 $400,000 Schweppes Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville on April 26.
But from four runs during the Melbourne Spring Carnival the daughter of New Approach was only able to finish in the placings on one occasion.
At her 2014 debut Melbourne Spring Carnival run May’s Dream was always well back in the field over an unsuitable distance when seventh to Girl Guide in the Group 3 $150,000 Sportingbet Sprint Series Heat 2 Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on September 20.
She then ran home from midfield for a third to Forever Loved in the Group 2 $200,000 Blazer Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on October 4 followed by a fourth to Sweet Idea in the Group 2 $200,000 Schweppes Tristarc Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on October 18.
The Myer Classic was then May’s Dream last Spring outing before being sent to the surgeon and then the spelling paddock.
May‘s Dream is a winner of four races from fifteen starts and has earned over $700,000 in prizemoney and bonuses.