Promising three-year-old Knight Mariner (NZ) (Tavistock) was taken to the Gatton veterinary hospital on Monday for further examination of his injured pelvis.
Knight Mariner swept to the lead at the 200m in the Gr.3 Winx Guineas (1600m) on Saturday and looked a likely winner in the Sunshine Coast feature on Saturday until Wapiti kicked back and beat him by a 1/2 length into second.
“Baylee (jockey, Nothdurft) said he felt something was wrong 50m out,” trainer Tony Gollan said.
“As he was going out of the home straight he really went amiss behind.
“We thought it was a possible pelvic fracture but speaking with the vet earlier today it might only be soft tissue now. He is having more tests done on him.
“To be frank, he is one of the most promising horses I have ever trained.”
A son of Tavistock, Knight Mariner was purchased out of Riverrock Farm’s 2018 Ready To Run draft by Gollan in partnership with bloodstock agent John Foote and is out of an O’Reilly half-sister to Group One winner Captivate.