By Peter Quilty
Champion sprinter Hooked On Scotch is a shock scratching from next week’s Group 2 Warragul Cup final (460m), only hours after sensationally winning his heat in near-record time.
The sport’s latest superstar semaphored a sizzling 25.342sec – only .04sec off Aston Dee Bee’s 25.338sec mark set in December 2016 – but pulled up with a stopper-related injury. (Thompson also trained Aston Dee Bee when he established the record.)
His withdrawal has created a significant market reshuffle on TAB Fixed odds betting, with G1 Melbourne Cup winner Whiskey Riot ($2.50) now the race favourite.
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