Scans clear Golden Rose fancy Yankee Rose of serious injury

Scans have cleared Golden Rose Stakes fancy Yankee Rose of any serious injury and trainer David Vandyke will push on with a Spring Carnival preparation with the Group 1 winning filly.

Yankee Rose, above, has been cleared of any serious injury and will continue on with her Spring Carnival preparation. Photo by Steve Hart.

Yankee Rose, above, has been cleared of any serious injury and will continue on with her Spring Carnival preparation. Photo by Steve Hart.

Yankee Rose’s Spring campaign hit another hurdle yesterday when she pulled up with filling in her near fore fetlock after an early morning gallop, forcing Vandyke to order a thorough veterinary examination of the filly’s injured leg.

The Sunshine Coast trainer was relieved when today’s tests came up clear of any ongoing problem and he intends to run her in a barrier at either Deagon or on her home track at the Sunshine Coast on Tuesday before heading to Sydney to run first up in the Group 1 $1m Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill on September 10.

“It is basically like she sprained a joint,” Vandyke told racing.com.

“But thankfully the scans and x-rays have revealed no underlying issues, there is nothing sinister.”

“Obviously we still need to see the inflammation reduce but at this stage it is still the intention to trial next Tuesday.”

Yankee Rose has been giving Vandyke plenty of concerns in the lead up to her return to the racetrack and disappointed the stable with a lacklustre trial over 850m at the Sunshine Coast on August 2.

The one time Golden Rose Stakes favourite regained some stable confidence with a win in a 1270m jump out last week and Vandyke said Yankee Rose was back on track to head to Sydney for the Group 1 for the three year olds.

Yankee Rose jumped into the spotlight with a first up second to Capitalist in the Group 1 $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill during the Sydney Autumn Carnival and then went one better to win the Group 1 $1m Inglis Sires’ (1400m) at Randwick on April 2.

The All American filly was then set to start the short priced favourite for Group 1 $500,000 Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on April 16 and give Vandyke his second Group 1 success, but he was forced to scratch her after she developed a foot abscess.

Vandyke then relocated his training operation from Warwick Farm in Sydney to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland to start the new racing season with Yankee Rose as his stable flag bearer.

Yankee Rose has drifted from the top of the Golden Rose Stakes market order at Ladbrokes.com.au to be on the fourth line of betting at $11 with the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained El Divino and Mediterranean from the Peter and Paul Snowden stable.

The Team Hawkes trained Divine Prophet has jumped to the top of the market order at $7 with Chris Waller’s Omei Sword just ahead of Impending at $8 and Divine’s Prophet’s stablemate Star Turn at $9.

Golden Rose Stakes market order at Ladbrokes.com.au: $7 Divine Prophet, Omei Sword, $8 Impending, $9 Star Turn, $11 Yankee Rose, Mediterranean, El Divino, $13 Telperion, Derryn, $15 Good Standing, $17 Tango Rain, $21 Prized Icon, Evacuation.

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

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