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SAf Gr1 J&B Met Winner On The Mend
Meanwhile, after breaking down in his near foreleg last November, South Africa's Champion Older Male of 2010-2011 and Gr1 J&B Metropolitan Handicap winner Past Master (Jet Master-Early Thaw, by Western Winter) "is continuing his recuperation in the hills above Hermanus after picking up an allergy last week", reports goldcircle.co.za. Mike Stewart, who engineered his recovery commented, "I don't know whether it was something in the air or what, but he could hardly breathe at one stage. He went away to be treated but a week or two after his return he began coughing again so he was moved to the Hemel 'N Aarde Stud." Manager David Hepburn-Brown was optimistic: "He is doing well and he is looking good. He goes out every day and I am going to move him to a bigger camp where he can live out." In response to the prospect of his return to the track Hepburn-Brown was guarded, "It's too early to tell but we are going to give him as much time as we can."