NZ Briefs for 29th October 2018

Ellerslie return likely for Bosson; Humidor out for spring
Ellerslie return likely for Bosson
Jockey Opie Bosson is likely to make a return to race day riding next week at Ellerslie after injuring his foot in a barrier incident when riding Andoyas at Ellerslie on Saturday.
The former Hong Kong galloper knuckled over when jumping away, crushing Bosson’s foot in the barriers.
He was forced to stand down for the remainder of the day, which included giving up his mount on Queen of the Air in the Gr.3 Soliloquy Stakes (1400m).
Bosson had x-rays taken on Monday morning, which came back clear, and he is confident he can make a return to the track next week.
“I just went and got it x-rayed this morning, there are no fractures, it is just bruised and swollen,” Bosson said.
“It’s just up to me (when I make a return), but I’ll be ready for Ellerslie next week.
“I’ll probably head to the track on Thursday morning to have a bit of a ride around and check how it but I am pretty confident once the swelling goes down it will be fine.”
Humidor out for spring
Three-time Group One winner Humidor will take no further part in the Melbourne spring carnival after pulling up with an injury after running third behind Winx in the Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
The New Zealand-bred and part-owned galloper was found to have swelling in one of his legs on Sunday and his trainer Darren Weir revealed that a scan conducted on Monday found damage to a suspensory ligament.
“Unfortunately, he has got a bit of swelling in a front leg. His spring is over, which is unfortunate for everyone involved because the horse was going great,” Weir said.
“He’ll come back and he’ll be fine for the future.”
The six-year-old had a strong spring campaign, winning the Gr.1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) in September before going on to be placed at Group One-level three times.

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