Injury has forced leading three-year-old filly Dijon Bleu out for the season.
Pre-post New Zealand Oaks favourite Dijon Bleu has suffered an injury and won’t race again this season.
The Lisa Latta-trained filly was the pre-post favourite for next month’s Trentham feature following her dominant win in the Gr. 2 Sir Tristram Fillies’ Classic at Te Rapa last Saturday.
“Dijon Bleu has been officially withdrawn from the New Zealand Oaks today and will be turned out for the rest of the season,” Latta said.
“We thought after the Waikato race she had simply knocked a leg, but after consultation with my vet and taking the horse’s best interest into consideration, we have decided it is best to send her for a spell. We are looking forward to seeing her back as a four-year-old.”
The Tony Pike-trained Treasure is the new favourite for the Al Basti Equiworld New Zealand Oaks at $5 from Milseain at $6, Savvy Coup $7 and Mark Two $9.