Golden Rose 2016 still a target for Yankee Rose

Trainer David Vandyke is hopeful one-time Golden Rose favourite Yankee Rose will be ready to trial next Tuesday despite spraining a fetlock in a track gallop.

Vandyke called a vet to his Sunshine Coast stables after Yankee Rose showed inflammation in a fetlock after her trackwork on Tuesday morning.

Stable manager Alan Thomas said the vet had x-rayed Yankee Roses’s near side fetlock and the report was far from gloomy on Wednesday afternoon.

“He found she had sprained her fetlock in the gallop and there was obviously swelling around it,” Thomas said.

“But the swelling has gone down markedly and the vet recommended we continue the treatment for her.”

Vandyke said he would continue to monitor Yankee Rose in the lead-up to the Golden Rose on September 10 at Rosehill.

“At this stage we hope she can trial at Caloundra next Tuesday and go from there,” he said.

Yankee Rose has eased to $11 for the $1 million race.

The filly won the ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes but missed the Group One Champagne Stakes with a foot injury in the autumn.

She has been entered for several Group One races in the spring including the Cox Plate in October.


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