Jetoomy out of Kal Cup
Star stayer Jetoomy’s Kalgoorlie Cup hopes have been dashed, with trainer Justin Warwick conceding the gelding has suffered a possible career-ending tendon injury.
The Myalup-based trainer planned to target the crafty five-year-old at Sunday’s $130,000 Kalgoorlie Cup (2300m), but has instead been forced to reconsider the Goldfields assignment.
Jetoomy looked well-poised to be among the premier Kalgoorlie-Boulder race’s favourites, after striding to a gallant victory in the $60,000 Get The TABTouch Handicap (2000m) at Belmont Park on Saturday.
The gelding romped home in the staying event, holding off stablemate Charlestown by a half-length and the Steve Wolfe-trained War Ksar.
Despite the assertive performance, Warwick said Jetoomy, a seven-time winner from 26 starts, pulled up lame and would head to the paddock for an extended break in a bid to recover.
The veteran trainer confirmed Jetoomy was OK, but admitted he was unsure if the classy stayer would race again.
“He injured his tendon on Saturday when racing,” Warwick said.
“He will be going for a very long spell – it possibly might be for 18 months or even curtains.
“I thought the Kalgoorlie Cup would have been a perfect race for him.
“It’s disappointing he won’t be able to start, but that’s racing.”
Jetoomy’s injury revelations come in the wake of Warwick’s stables strong showing at the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Club on Sunday, which included two victories from three entries.
Exuberant gelding Noir de Rue claimed a dominant first-up victory to break maiden status in the $15,000 LD Total Maiden Plate (1400m) in the first race of the card.
The three-year-old led from start to finish, with Warwick’s daughter Lucy in the saddle, to overcome the Daniel Morton-trained Urquell by nearly two lengths.
The Warwick-prepared Fireman Freddy, a four-year-old gelding out of Fealty, then proved too strong in the $16,500 Gill Smash Repairs Handicap (1200m) – beating home Red Noire and Ronboy.
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