Promising Cambridge four-year-old Te Toro Pearl has undergone a minor operation.
“She has had a little chip on her fetlock and has had it removed,” trainer Jon Miller said. “She was going out for a spell when I noticed it, so had it taken out. It wasn’t annoying her at all.
“She’ll be boxed until the 20th (August) then have a wee break and I’ll bring her back in and get her ready for next autumn.”
Te Toro Pearl, a daughter of Bullbars, has made impressive progress through the grades. She is unbeaten in her last four starts, with the latest win over 1400 metres at New Plymouth last month.