may be used instead of tin cones, but we believe this is more common in northern specimens.
However, Derby winner Skywalker Puma lost a dew claw
during his contest, while there was also a cloud over Sparta Maestro following his all-the-way victory in heat three as he slowed alarmingly before and after the finishing line as if cramping.
"He had a couple of little setbacks when he ripped out a dew claw
and then sliced a pad, but he's actually in rude health," he said yesterday.
He's also fast but has had a serious of niggling, frustrating problems, thankfully nothing really series - tonsillitis, a dew claw
, then the cough.
Runner-up Airforce Cougar is due to run in a 575m maiden competition at the track on Monday, but that must now be in doubt after she picked up a dew claw
injury, although her trainer Ricky Holloway did enjoy better fortune elsewhere on the card as he landed a double courtesy of Siege Of Venice and Airforce Ollie, a feat replicated by Paul Garland with Chicago Jane and Kish Corsair.
Owner: Mark Currell 6Skywalker Gold Ted Soppitt He came over for the Derby, but an infected dew claw
put a dampener on that.
Fahy said: "Big Mike has a fractured dew claw
bone and a broken tail.
"Target Classic went well and he'll be entered, while Ardera Monarch was held up with a dew claw
injury and would have needed that," he said, "but Droopys Ruso should have gone better."
It's been a tough year for him, he's not had many races and been through two ops, one for a tendon, the other to remove a dew claw
that he hurt when he took that crashing fall in the Derby.
WINDY MILLAR, who took a crashing fall in Saturday's final second round heat, faces an operation this week to remove a badly damaged dew claw
, but is expected to make a full recovery.
BOWER HAWK (damaged dew claw
) was withdrawn from the original line-up for the puppy open at 7.40 and replaced in trap two by Farley Zach.
"He's broken a bone near the dew claw
and also torn webbing.