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Whilst due for a practice up appointment, preliminary exams on jockey Florent Geroux indicated a damaged sternum because of Sunday’s coaching incident at Keeneland, the place Air Strike stumbled after the twine whilst finishing his morning breeze.

Geroux tweeted that “I’m going to be out for some time” with fewer than 3 weeks to head till the Breeders’ Cup, the place he was once because of have a Vintage mount aboard a couple of Grade Three winner Owendale.

TVG correspondent Caton Bredar, spouse of Geroux’s agent, Doug Bredar, reported that as of now, Geroux isn’t required to have surgical procedure. The fracture must heal through the years by itself.

Air Strike, a 4-year-old son of Side road Sense, had posted his first exercise since completing 7th in Churchill Downs’ Ack Ack Stakes (G3), going a part mile in 50.40 seconds. The Phil D’Amato trainee misplaced his footing whilst galloping out and unseated Geroux, who “went down truly laborious,” Doug Bredar stated Sunday.

Air Strike is thought to be nice, D’Amato stated Monday. 3 veterinarians tested the colt, who seems best to have suffered scratches on his hind legs.

“We are going over additional diagnostics with him simply to peer if there may be the rest in any respect,” D’Amato stated. “He ate smartly and jogs completely sound up and down the street.”

Air Strike, a winner of Santa Anita Park’s Triple Bend (G2) previous this season, was once drilling towards a get started in both Keeneland’s Oct. 26 Fayette (G2) or Belmont Park’s Daring Ruler (G3) at the identical day. The latter race is the predicted go back spot for Most Safety following a bout of colic closing month.

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