Pattisun has run his last race

JAMIE SEARLE
Last updated 12:16 12/11/2012
Pattisun
JAMES JUBB

SAD LOSS: Pattisun is in retirement after injuring a second suspensory ligament.

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Waikouaiti trainer Andrew Faulks has his fingers crossed for a change of luck at Addington this week.

The horseman last week had to retire exciting trotter Pattisun because of injury. Two other members of his stable - Aveross Picasso and Ngaire Margaret - injured legs and were scratched at Forbury Park on Thursday night.

Pattisun damaged his near side hind suspensory ligament. He injured the off side hind suspensory last year.

Faulks suspects the latest injury might have been suffered in a race at Addington 10 nights ago. The trotter did not show signs of soreness until after a training run last week.

''There's no chance he'll race again,'' Faulks said today.

''It's common in trotters with a bit of speed.''

Pattisun retires with a record of seven wins, four seconds, a third and $41,947 from 22 starts.

Faulks-trained Leighton Hest will contest the Group I $80,000 New Zealand Free-For-All at Addington tomorrow.

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- The Southland Times

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