Trainer Lisa Latta is taking no chances with the classy galloper Lincoln Falls. PHOTO: Peter Rubery/Race Images.

Vet to check Lincoln Falls on Monday after filling in a leg forces scratching at Hastings

Slight filling in a leg caused the scratching of Lincoln Falls from Hastings today.

Trainer Lisa Latta noticed a little inflammation in the tendon area of Lincoln Falls’ near foreleg late on Thursday afternoon.

She says with icing and poulticing the filling has now gone but she had to err on the side of caution because it was still tender to touch.

“While he is not sore in his action, the pressure of raceday and the area it is in means it would be too big a risk to line him up.

“We have given him some anti-inflammatories and will continue to over the weekend and the vet will look at him on Monday.”

Lincoln Falls was due to have the first run of his four-year-old campaign in the last race at Hastings.

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Lisa’s comments

Thursday at Wanganui

Race 7: Father Lenihan

“He strikes a strong field for a mid-week race but I have seen good improvement in his work in recent weeks. Robbie Hannam has been galloping him and has been very happy with his work. He will strike a better track (slow 8 today) and there is no rain forecast so it should improve further. I expect a much better run from him.”

Friday at Taupo

Race 5: Platinum Road

“He has come up with the outside draw of 13 but we really have to start him on a better track to get a line on where we are with him. We will ride him where he lands but he is obviously going to need luck in the running. His work has been good but his coat is still not quite there so he will improve with this run.”

Race 6: Princess Amelie

“She’s drawn very wide and if the ballots get a start it will take her out of play being out there as she has to go forward, she’s no good going back. There’s a race at Waverley in a couple of weeks that we might run in instead.”

Saturday at Hastings

Race 9: Lincoln Hills

“He has drawn a touch wide in 11 in a very good field. We are going to have to go back from that draw and ride him for luck. His work has been good but I do have a reservation about him on a good 3 track as I think he is better with the fire just out of the ground. It looks like there’s reasonable pace in the race, which may help our cause, and hopefully he can get a nice run through them.”