Cape Town - The Justin Snaith-trained Equus Horse of the Year, Legislate, was officially scratched from the J&B Met late on Wednesday afternoon.
didn’t come as any great surprise as he has been under a cloud since
running a shock last place in the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and
subsequently scoping full of mucus in his lungs.
Jonathon Snaith said, “He is 100% healthy but his preparation has not
been great. There is too much at stake to risk running another below
par race. There used to be four weeks between the Queen’s Plate and the
Met but three weeks is just not enough time. It is probably just a week
too short. The owners have put us under no pressure and are very much
behind us with this decision.”