Multiple Group 3 winner Rock Magic has been scratched from Saturday’s Listed Beaufine Stakes (1000m) at Belmont.
Arguably the state’s best sprinter, Rock Magic had the task of carrying 62kg in Saturday’s $100,000 event, where he was out to break the weight carrying record in the race of 59.5kg.
Rock Magic won the Beaufine Stakes in 2015 where he carried 58.5kg.
In a text message to RWWA today, owner Michael Gangemi confirmed Rock Magic was being examined at Murdoch Hospital after a trackwork incident, and would not take his place in Saturday’s feature.
The Gangemi stable will be represented Durendal in the Beaufine Stakes.
RWWA will provide updates as they come to hand.
Julio Santarelli and Tim Walker