Promising filly Nardini has copped a setback and will miss the $100,000 WAROA Guineas (1600m) at Belmont on June 21.
Trainer Adam Durrant said Nardini had pulled up shin sore following her second victory from three starts at Belmont yesterday.
“Unfortunately she will go straight to the paddock and be out for eight weeks,” said Durrant on Tab Radio.
“She is a horse with really good potential and if we treat her correctly the fillies and mares series over summer might be a good target for her.
“This might be a positive rather than a negative as it gives her a bit more time to mature.
“She is a bit soft-boned and has been shin sore twice so we will take small steps.
“It’s funny the horses that tend to go shin sore a few times are always the good ones.
“It’s not a big deal as far as we are concerned and we will give her time.”
“I’m confident as a five-year-old she will be at her best.”
Durrant is set to join Darren Weir, Chris Waller, Peter Moody, Peter Snowden, Gai Waterhouse and Mick Price as the only trainers to prepare 100 winners in a season.
Durrant, who sits on 99 wins after Nardini’s success, can bring up the century with Youknowthedrill, Paddy and Hollywoodland at Northam this afternoon.