Toast Of New York returned from his American adventure with a lung infection
Last Updated: 23/07/14 1:21pm
Toast Of New York returned from his American adventure with a lung infection.
Jamie Osborne's UAE Derby winner skipped the Investec Derby to remain over 10 furlongs for the Belmont Derby and while he was not disgraced in finishing sixth, connections were slightly disappointed with his effort.
However, the Lambourn trainer feels he may have been carrying a low-grade infection when he ran which could have explained his slightly tame finish.
Nevertheless, Osborne has his sights on another target in America.
"Toast is OK but he did come back with a slight lung infection," said Osborne.
"That probably explains why he hit a wall in the straight.
"It's not absolutely conclusive that he caught it on the way home and on the balance of probability, he probably had the early stages of it through the race. He probably caught it on the way over.
"We've cleaned him up and the plan remains to take him the Del Mar for the Pacific Classic on Polytrack on August 24."