Inferno out of Hong Kong feature

Inferno has been ruled out of Sunday’s Gr.1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200m).

The son of Holy Roman Emperor, who was one of three overseas runners in the Group One feature, failed the vet check on Tuesday when he was found to be lame in his left front leg.

A graduate of Westbury Stud’s 2018 New Zealand Bloodstock Book 1 draft, Inferno has been in red hot form in Singapore, winning his last four starts including the Lion City Cup (1200m) and Singapore Guineas (1600m).

“It’s unfortunate that Singapore looks like they’ve got such a nice horse and it would have been great to see him compete against our horses here, but there’s no use competing if you’re not right – it’s an unfair fight,” said jockey Zac Purton who was booked to ride the Singapore speedster in the Hong Kong feature.

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