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Rangirangdoo Won't Race Again This Year
Australia's highest-rated galloper Rangirangdoo (Pentire-She Wishes, by Kenfair) "has a leg injury & won't race again this year," reported The Daily Telegraph. Trainer Chris Waller revealed Rangirangdoo's injury problems on the same day international handicappers assessed the Gr1-winning 5YO gelding acknowledged on a rating of 119 "which makes him the highest-ranked southern hemisphere-trained galloper & equal 22nd in the world behind American champ Quality Road (126)". Waller (who also trains Australia's next highest-rated galloper Danleigh on 118, alongside Heart Of Dreams, Sirmione & Typhoon Tracy) confirmed: "Rangirangdoo has a problem & will be out for the spring. He had some swelling in a joint when he went out after the Doncaster (which he won in April) & also had on-going feet issues that we want to clear up. Obviously we are going to miss the big money in the spring, but these major carnivals are coming around really quickly & you don't really get a chance to tidy up these small problems. If you don't tidy them up, then they turn into a big problem & it could be the end of the section."