Cirrus out of Hong Kong Cup

  • Last Updated: December 7 2012, 9:01 GMT

Cirrus Des Aigles will not run in the Longines Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin on Sunday after suffering a setback.

Cirrus Des Aigles: Will not run in Hong Kong
Cirrus Des Aigles: Will not run in Hong Kong

The Corine Barande-Barbe-trained six-year-old sustained a tendon injury during light work on Thursday.

A statement issued by the Hong Kong Jockey Club read: "Cirrus Des Aigles, a declared starter in the Longines Hong Kong Cup, has been found to have a left fore tendon injury.

"Accordingly, Cirrus Des Aigles has been withdrawn from the stated race."

Cirrus Des Aigles was the short-priced favourite to win the Hong Kong Cup after he got to within a length and three-quarters of Frankel in his defence of the Champion Stakes at Ascot in October.

Barande-Barbe said: "It's disappointing to miss the race but he is not right and will need a rest.

"I think it is not too serious and you will see him again next year, I hope.

"We had to stop now to ensure things did not get worse and we will give him the time he needs.

"I would love to come back to Hong Kong. I very much want to win here."


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