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Ladies First - Troy Leggett (Race Images Palmerston North)
Ladies First

Troy Leggett (Race Images Palmerston North)

Last year’s Gr.1 Auckland Cup (3200m) winner Ladies First has suffered a set-back that will see her autumn campaign shelved. 

The Allan Sharrock-trained mare had been on a path to the Gr.1 Sydney Cup (3200m) but pulled up sore after finishing tenth in the Gr.1 Haunui Farm WFA Group One Classic (1600m). 

“It’s a minor strain in a tendon, so she will probably have three months to get over it,” Sharrock said.

“With three months off, she will be fine. 

“She had come up really, really well and I was quite excited. 

“Her run at Otaki was probably a little bit bemusing. It was a pass, but it wasn’t what I wanted. Then on Sunday she was sore and I thought it might have been a stone bruise but it turns out it was a slight tear in the tendon.”

Ladies First has won nine of her 24 starts to date including three at stakes level.  


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