Margarson seeks Lucky answers
Last Updated: 22/06/14 4:26pm
Lucky Kristale: Lame after the Coronation
Lucky Kristale is due to have a scan on Monday as connections attempt to discover why she came home lame after the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Trainer George Margarson had expected a big run from last year's Duchess of Cambridge and Lowther Stakes heroine and still retains faith in her, despite another disappointing display in Friday's Group One over a mile following her flop in the Qipco 1000 Guineas.
"She was lame when she came off the track. We weren't quite sure where, but she was very sore round her girth area," Margarson told Racing UK.
"I've had the physio had a look and she says she's strained her stomach muscles. We don't know where, when or how.
"Richard (Hughes) said she cruised up nicely and he thought they was going to be in the first four but then she started to go sidewards like a crab and she wasn't throwing her off-fore out.
"She's going to have X-rays on her joints and have a muscle scan before. Richard said she has trained on and will definitely get seven furlongs. but he couldn't guarantee the mile.
"When her two Group Two penalties disappear at the end of August we can start planning for Group Threes and Group Twos to get her back.
"She trotted out 100 per cent this morning and I'm going to canter her tomorrow with a special pad on her girth. Then I'll have a good idea where she is.
"She's going down to the vets tomorrow afternoon to be scanned and we'll see. It's nothing disastrous or serious, but it's obviously holding her back.
"I'd like to drop her down in grade. Hopefully she will be kept in training next year and if she is just a sprinter then we can go down that route, but I'm still adamant in my mind there's no problem with this filly getting a mile."