Emerging Kiwi star Entriviere will need to pass a veterinarian check to take her place in Saturday’s Group 3 Toy Show Quality at Randwick after the race favourite was found to be mildly lame on Thursday morning.
Trainer Jamie Richards has informed Racing NSW stewards that his visiting raider was mildly lame in the off-fore leg after working at Randwick.
The talented daughter of Tavistock has been treated by a stable vet and had poultice applied to the area of concern but now is in doubt for her first-up assignment on Australian shores.
She will be inspected by Racing NSW General Manager of Veterinary Services Dr Tob Koenig before the $160,000 feature to ascertain if she is able to take her place in the field.
Richards, who remains in New Zealand, was hopeful Entriviere would still be able to take her place.
“It‘s hard to know when you can’t be there but there is still a chance we will get her there provided she passes all the right protocols and processes,” he said.
“I am presuming the Stewards will look at her and if we are happy with her we will go there 100%.
“If she can‘t there is certainly something down the line for her, with that be the Sheraco or something else.”
Entriviere has been a drifting favourite from $3.10 to $3.50 with TAB fixed odds for the Toy Show after drawing the extreme outside in barrier 19 for her first-up run.
Richards will instruct James McDonald to ride Entriviere with cover from the horror draw if she runs in the race.
The five-year-old is Te Akau Racing’s top seed to earn a berth in the $2m The Invitation later this spring where she is currently rated a $9 third elect.
Entriviere made the trip to Sydney alongside Golden Rose contender Sword Of State, who will line up in a 850m barrier trial at Randwick on Friday.
The trial will also feature Golden Slipper winner Stay Inside and The Everest hope Lost And Running.
Originally published asToy Show favourite under injury cloud
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