Rich Enuff will miss the autumn carnival after suffering an injury to his off-side tendon.
Trainer Ken Keys said it’s a relatively minor issue but believes the best option is to halt his current campaign. “It’s a precautionary measure,” he revealed. “The prognosis from the vets is positive and we will rescan the tendon again in a month.”
Keys was setting the colt for the G1 Newmarket Hcp at Flemington in March. The brilliant front-runner completed hat-trick in the McKenzie Stakes, Danehill Stakes and Guineas Prelude earlier this season before finishing a brave second in the G1 Caulfield Guineas.
The Cranbourne trainer and his wife Louise own a 50% share and long-time stable client Colin Johnstone holds another 25%. Woodside Park purchased 25% in October.
In a statement after buying the standing rights, Woodside Park indicated Rich Enuff would race on as a four year-old in 2015-16. Keys did not discuss any alternative plans after the latest setback apart from hoping the lightly-raced colt will return for the next spring carnival.
Woodside Park stands his sire Written Tycoon and he will be joined by champion colt Zoustar this year as part of a season-by-season arrangement with Widden Stud.