The hot favourite Great News has been scratched from the rich $500,000 Provincial Championships Final (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday.
The Kim Waugh-trained four-year-old was withdrawn from the race at 9.09am with a vet certificate after sustaining “a crack to the off fore hoof, with associated bruising and a pulse in the same foot”.
Prior to the scratching Great News dominated betting markets at $2.70.
The new favourite is Newcastle galloper Pandano from the Paul Perry yard at $3 ahead of the Kris Lees’ duo Cristal Breeze at $7.50 and Animate at $9.
The scratching of Great News secured a run for the first emergency, the Jeff Englebrecht-trained High Court which is a $101 chance.
Originally published asFavourite scratched from Provincial Championships Final
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