By Peter Quilty
Leading trainer Jason Thompson’s hopes of a third Group 1 Sale Cup have been dashed with the scratching of Roper River Jake.
The fastest qualifier in the series (36.79sec) is out of tonight’s $75,000-to-the-winner event following a free galloping incident on Thompson’s property.
“He’s torn the stopper pads and main pads on both forelegs,” Thompson said.
“I’m extremely disappointed as he’s been absolutely flying… But it could have been worse.”
Thompson estimates the injuries will take 3-4 weeks to heal, so fortunately he won’t be off the racing scene for too long.
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