Dual Group One-winning New Zealand three-year-old Madison County is a late scratching from today’s Gr. 1 Rosehill Guineas.
The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained runner was second favourite for today’s race after an eye-catching finish for fourth in the Randwick Guineas on his Australian debut earlier this month.
However, the Pins gelding suffered abrasions on the float on his way to the racecourse this morning.
Madison County a late scratching from @rosehillgardens after knocking his head in the float on the way to the racecourse. Initially cleared to run but second vet inspection has led to withdrawal @atc_races @TAB_Racing @ForsmanAndrew @aleishalegg
— Aidan Rodley (@Agent200) March 23, 2019
The wound has been described as superficial, and Baker suggested that next week’s Tulloch Stakes is now a likely target.