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Exciting rookie Minted Montana is done for the season.
The richly talented son of Mr Feelgood was scratched earlier this week from tonight’s (Friday) Gr.1 $100,450 Garrards Redcliffe Yearling Sale Series Final at the Redcliffe Paceway.
Following his brilliant debut at Albion Park on May 15 when racing without cover before rating 1:56, the Donny Smith trained gelding was beaten at short odds in his qualifying heat Wednesday week ago when second behind Just Won More.
A hoof abscess ruled him out of the final.
But further testing has revealed significant damage.
A visit to the Redlands Veterinary Clinic and Dr Dave Lovell diagnosed a fractured sesamoid bone in his offside front leg.
Following treatment, Minted Montana will spell immediately.
Connections were hopeful he would bounce back and be readied for the other Group One this season, the $100,450 QBRED Triad on July 21 at Albion Park.