Injury scare for Bold Glance

Sunday 23 September 2012, 1:21pm

Leg injuries which have ended the Epsom campaign of Bold Glance are not career-threatening.

Trainer Norm Hilton was initially puzzled by Bold Glance's disappointing eighth of nine runners at Doomben on September 15 but soon discovered the reason for the below-par performance.

"He was galloped on during the race and although it's nothing too serious I've abandoned any thoughts I had of running him in the Epsom," Hilton said.

"The tendon on the near side was hit but it didn't get through the last layer of skin and his off-side heel was injured as well.

"I've given him a couple of days out on the farm to get over the bruising and he's fine now. He's not lame."

Hilton knew something was amiss with Bold Glance when the gelding did not show his usual fight at Doomben.

"I was feeling pretty confident during the race when he was travelling so well," Hilton said.

"But I knew something was wrong when he loomed up to win but didn't go on with it. That's just not him."

Hilton will monitor Bold Glance for the rest of the month before deciding when the seven-year-old races again.

"There's a 1600 metre race at Eagle Farm the same day the Epsom is run that I might look at if he's right or keep him fresh for a 1400 metre race a fortnight after that," he said.

"But it's not definite that he'll run in those races. If I feel he needs more time to recover he'll have it."

In the long term, another tilt at the Magic Millions Cup (1400m) is an option Hilton is keen to consider with Bold Glance.

"He won the Magic Millions Cup in 2011 the same year he ran third in the Doncaster so that looks a good race for him, or we might even look at the stayers race the same day over 1800 metres," he said.

– AAP

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