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Further Setback For Leos Best

The season is going from bad to worse.

Reigning Queensland Horse of the Year Leos Best is unlikely to race again this season after suffering another setback which has forced him to the paddock again.

The Cammibest gelding will have three months off.

The latest issue stems from complications from his setback sustained a few months ago when he pulled a shoe and drove a nail through his hoof.

“It’s beyond frustrating but considering we’ve had such good luck with him right throughout his career until now balances everything out. He’ll have a few months out then we’ll reassess him again and hopefully start over.” Trainer Grant Dixon said.

The 2018 Brisbane winter carnival is now officially over for the classy type.

The five-year-old gelding made a cameo back in November which resulted in a first-up victory at Albion Park on November 11 followed by a dismal effort two weeks later when unplaced.

Leos Best finished fifth behind Smooth Showgirl but never threatened at any stage.

During the 2016/17 season, Leos Best started 20 times for 13 wins and three minor placings, including three wins in Group company.

His biggest triumph came via the Gr.2 $52,000 Miracle Mile Invitational Drivers Pace at TABCORP Park, Menangle when driven by Mat Rue.

Overall, Leos Best has won 26 of his 44 starts while banking more than $345,000.

 

Chris Barsby | RQ Web News | March 19 | Photo by Dan Costello