Sunshine Coast Guineas fancy Skylimit is in doubt for Saturday and will undergo a veterinary examination in the morning after twisting a hind plate during trackwork on Thursday.
The Gai Waterhouse trained Skylimit was showing signs of soreness on Friday and Queensland Racing’s chief steward Allan Reardon has ordered an inspection on race morning before the Flying Spur colt is allowed to take his place in the Group 3 $125,000 XXXX Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m) at the Sunshine Coast.
Waterhouse brought Skylimit to Queensland to run in three Guineas races over the Winter Carnival before he spelled and was prepared for the Melbourne Spring Carnival.
Skylimit went to Toowoomba on May 2 with stablemate Pornichet and ran second to Jumbo Prince in the $75,000 Wellcamp Airport Toowoomba Guineas (1625m) and Waterhouse was expecting another good run against the three year olds in the Sunshine Coast Guineas.
The trip to Toowoomba was profitable for Waterhouse with Pornichet winning the $100,000 XXXX Gold Toowoomba Cup (2150m) and then went on to win the Group 1 $650,000 The Bundaberg Rum Doomben Cup (2000m) at Doomben last Saturday.
Waterhouse had also planned to run Skylimit in the Group 2 $400,000 Sky Racing Queensland Guineas (1600m) at Doomben on June 6, but that run could be in doubt as well if he fails to pass the vet’s test and misses a run on the weekend.
“He’s a very good colt,” Waterhouse told Racing Ahead.
“I sent him to Queensland for the three Guineas. He ran second at Toowoomba.”
“He has gone ahead in leaps and bounds. Always a very lazy horse, always a horse that is laid back.”
“Unless you really pushed he wouldn’t do what you wanted him to do on the training track but he is switched on in Queensland in a massive way.”
Waterhouse has a big opinion of Skylimit and is already planning a Spring campaign.
“You will see him in Melbourne. He will spell there in Queensland and come down to Melbourne,” Waterhouse said
Skylimt is currently a $10 chance for the Sunshine Coast Guineas with Ladbrokes.com.au.
The Chris Waller trained filly Winx heads the market order at $4 ahead of local colt Worthy Cause at $5.50, Melbourne three year old Merion at $7, Sydney filly Swift Lady at $8 and Godolphin’s Abduction at $9.