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Bonneval makes pleasing progress

  • Wed, 14 Mar 2018
  • Chris Barclay
Multiple Group One winner Bonneval is making pleasing progress.

Multiple Group One winner Bonneval is making pleasing progress.

New Zealand Horse of the Year Bonneval is making an encouraging recovery from a career-threatening leg injury.

Co-trainer Andrew Forsman has given a positive update as the multiple Group One winner deals with a suspensory ligament issue.

The winner of the Gr. 1 Australian Oaks last year, Bonneval was being prepared for another offshore autumn campaign when she suffered the setback.

Forsman, who trains with leading New Zealand horseman Murray Baker, is upbeat after the four-year-old most recent scan.

"We had another scan done 10 days after the initial scan and things look fairly positive at this stage," Forsman said.

"She'll have a good break and hopefully, all going well, we can get her back to the track in the spring."

Bonneval has won seven of her 12 starts and earned prize money of more than $1.6 million.

As well as the Oaks in Sydney, Bonneval won the New Zealand fillies' classic and returned to Australia as a spring four-year-old to win the Gr. 1 Underwood Stakes at Caulfield.