MIKE de Kock was bitterly disappointed on Thursday morning having to withdraw his Sun Met contenders Heavenly Blue and Cascapedia (photo) from Saturday’s Gr1 Sun Met at Kenilworth.
Mike said: “Both horses travelled badly from Johannesburg, we tried our best with them but we’ve had no option. They are under veterinary care overseen by Dr John McVeigh and both will rest until recovery.”
Cascapedia (9-1) came in for strong betting support this week while Heavenly Blue also had his supporters at 22-1.
“It’s a big blow to us and to the owners,” said Mike.