With out A Battle scratched by Zipping Traditional

Imported Stayer With out A Battle was dropped from the Herald Solar Group 2 Zipping Traditional (2400m) on vet recommendation.

Racing Victoria’s veterinary providers deemed the With out A Battle “unfit to compete” in Saturday’s Caulfield race after necessary scans final Monday discovered the Anthony and Sam Freedman-trained the rest “at excessive threat of damage”.

With out A Battle was the $3.60 tabbed favourite on Thursday earlier than retirement.


Consistent with Racing Victoria’s worldwide horse coverage, With out A Battle turned up on the College of Melbourne Equine Middle at Werribee on Monday for a compulsory CT scan of his legs – distal limbs.

A global imaging panel that reviewed CT scan outcomes from With out A Battle indicated that the horse is at elevated threat of damage.

The outcomes have been in comparison with CT scans of the distal limbs of With out A Battle on 25 October, earlier than the horse competed safely within the Melbourne Cup and confirmed “important variation”.

RV briefed the Freedman crew on the specialist recommendation on Thursday.

Vow And Declare, the winner of the 2019 Melbourne Cup, has been upgraded to a $4 favourite for the Zipping Traditional following the withdrawal of With out A Battle.

Luncies ($4.40), Desert Icon ($6), Persan ($6.50), and Kukeracha ($8) spherical out the highest 5 available on the market.

The reigning Zipping Traditional winner, back-to-back Sound is a $9 likelihood.

Initially launched as With out A Battle scratched by Herald Solar Group 2 Zipping Traditional at Caulfield on vet recommendation