TALENT TO AMUSE – UPDATE
Expectations were high 10 days ago at Chepstow, as Thurloe flagbearer and unbeaten over hurdles, Talent To Amuse lined up for the Jumpers to Follow Handicap Hurdle.
There was a great turnout from Thurloe members. She looked an absolute picture in the paddock and had strengthened up well from her summer break.
She set off rather keenly; as the first flight approached she jumped too early hitting the top of the hurdle and took a heavy fall.
Initially she seemed fine as she got up and ran away, but after being caught and on cooling down she was found to be lame. The racecourse vet bandaged her up and when she seemed comfortable she was put on the horsebox and taken back to Emma Lavelle’s yard.
Emma’s vet X-rayed her on Monday morning and the Chepstow Racecourse vet’s suspicions that she has fractured a small bone behind her knee were confirmed. No further damage or injuries were found, and with time and careful management the injury will heal without any recourse to surgery.
Unfortunately these injuries take time to heal and Talent To Amuse will be out for 9 months. On the plus side the vets feel that with a fair wind, the prognosis for a full return to racing is good. She is still only four- years-old and there is a good racing career in front of her.
We wish Talent To Amuse a speedy recovery and look forward to getting her back on track next season.
Talent To Amuse is seen winning her third of three starts over jumps here in May at Newton Abbott –