Outstanding Wyong-trained weight-for-age galloper Sincero returned home from the Randwick Veterinary Clinic yesterday with a promising prognosis.
Diagnosed with a suspensory injury three weeks ago, trainer Stephen Farley sent him to Randwick to get a second opinion.
“They have come up with the same diagnosis, a small suspensory injury,” Farley revealed to racingnetwork today.
“They have suggested we give him a couple of months rest then re-scan the area and have another look, which is exactly what we will do,” he said.
Last Spring Sincero won the Group 2 Memsie Stakes in Melbourne. He hasn't raced since running ninth in the Cox Plate behind Ocean Park.
Sincero will not race in the autumn or during the Brisbane Winter Carnival.
Farley said he will let the horse tell him when he’s ready, but he’s aiming to have him back at some stage in the Spring.
“That’s my aim, but I won’t be hurrying him.
"He’ll definitely come back if we look after him now, so that’s what we’ll be doing,” Farley added.
“They have told us because he’s an older horse he could take a little longer than a young horse to heal.
"However long it takes we will give it to him. He’s been too good to us to rush him back too soon from an injury like this,” Farley said.