Victorian colt Yes Yes Yes has been scratched from the 2019 $2m The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions 2yo Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday.
Yes Yes Yes arrived on the Gold Coast in less than pristine condition after a gruelling three day road trip from trainer Darren Weir’s Victorian base and was found to be suffering from some soreness over the rump and was also displaying a degree of lameness in the near hind leg.
Queensland Racing Integrity Commission stewards ordered a vet check for Yes Yes Yes on Friday but after a second check was required on race morning, Weir requested that the Rubick colt be withdrawn from the Magic Millions 2yo Classic.
QRIC stewards tweeted a statement this morning that Yes Yes Yes was officially scratched from the Magic Millions 2yo Classic.
“Trainer Darren Weir has since requested that Yes Yes Yes be scratched from the Magic Millions 2yo Classic believing it is in the best interests of the colt’s overall welfare. Stewards have approved this request.” QRIC stewards tweeted.
Yes Yes Yes was marked at $8.50 with Ladbrokes.com.au at the time of his withdrawal from the Magic Millions 2yo Classic and because he had drawn the extreme outside barrier, his scratching won’t affect the barrier order of the remaining runners and will allow first emergency Gala Miss to slot into the final sixteen horse field.
The Kelly Schweida trained Gala Miss is rated as one of the outsiders of the field at $81.
Yes Yes Yes is the winner of two of his three race starts and debuted on December 1 for a second over 1000m at The Valley and then scored his maiden win in the a 1100m two year old Plate down the Flemington straight on December 15.
Weir then sent Yes Yes Yes back to The Valley where he made it two wins on the trot with a victory in a 1200 two year old Plate on December 29.
The James Cummings trained Exhilarates heads up an open betting race at $4.80 at Ladbrokes.com.au ahead of Ciaron Maher and David Eustace’s colt Dubious at $5 and the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott stablemates Unite And Conquer at $5.50 and Czarson at $6.50.