Jango Fett might race at Winton

JAMIE SEARLE
Last updated 05:00 01/04/2014
Jango Fett
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REST DAY: Tristan Larsen, 11, takes Jango Fett for a walk under the supervision of his father, trainer Kirk Larsen, at Branxholme yesterday.

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Jango Fett, who appears to have taken no serious harm from Sunday's big race fall at Ascot Park, is nominated for the Winton meeting on Sunday.

Branxholme trainer-driver Kirk Larsen is not sure if Jango Fett will start, but it is an option with the colt possibly heading to the $175,000 New Zealand Derby at Addington on Friday week.

Jango Fett suffered a few minor nicks to his hind legs in the pile up, which happened in the early stages of the Southern Supremacy Stakes. Larsen was tipped from the sulky and Jango Fett broke free and ran 800m before being caught. Seven horses were affected by the fall and the race was called off soon after it happened.

Larsen had a sore neck, shoulder and heel yesterday.

''I'm a bit bruised everywhere, but nothing major,'' Larsen said.

Invercargill horse massage therapist Gail Richardson found nothing amiss with Jango Fett yesterday. He will be jogged today and given a light hopple run tomorrow.

Supremacy runners Meticulous and Gentle Western, both trained in Christchurch by Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen, are staying at Diane Cournane's Grove Bush property until they are well enough to travel.

Meticulous has an abrasion to the offside shoulder, a hole in the off fore fetlock and a superficial wound to his right eye. Gentle Western suffered a deep laceration to the near fore knee, a cut lip and a minor abrasion to his off fore knee.

A veterinarian is checking on the pair twice a day. Meticulous is unable to wear a cover because of his shoulder injury.

Meanwhile, the Southern Supremacy Stakes has been rescheduled for the Gore meeting on April 26.

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- The Southland Times

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