In a blow for connections, star colt Glenfiddich will miss Saturday’s 2020 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) due to a problem with his breathing.
Glenfiddich is coming out of the Caulfield Guineas and will undergo small procedure to assist with breathing. Rules Cox Plate out. @moodyracingpgm says the three year old could go to Coolmore but more likely spells.
— Andrew Bensley (@AndrewBensley) October 6, 2020
However, it is more likely that the son of Fastnet Rock spells for the rest of the spring.
Update: Trainer Peter Moody has also tweeted regarding the situation.
Unfortunately this afternoon I’ve had to withdraw Glenfiddich from the Caulfield Guineas. The colt has developed a epiglottic entrapment which will require minor surgery. Still some hope for Coolmore stakes derby day but more realistic will return autumn
— Peter Moody (@moodyracingpgm) October 6, 2020
“Glenfiddich in front, he’s a good horse this bloke!”
— Racing.com (@Racing) September 25, 2020