Injury curtails Scottish adventure

Trainer Charlie Appleby expects Scottish to make a full recovery from a suspected fetlock injury that forced his withdrawal from the Emirates Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.

Scottish (right) finished second to Jameka in the Caulfield Cup.

The Group Three-winning four-year-old made a big splash on his first start in Australia last month when he finished second in the Caulfield Cup.

But Scottish is unable to attempt to go one place better in the Group One Emirates Stakes after he suffered a setback.

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Appleby told "He may have wrenched his fetlock.

"We have taken veterinary advice and after discussing the matter with (Godolphin chief executive) John Ferguson, who is currently in America, we decided he should miss the Emirates.

"It's a blow, but hopefully after we take him home, and he can have a nice break, he will make a full recovery and return to Melbourne again next year.

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"He is a cracking horse, as he showed everybody with his gutsy second at Caulfield."

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