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Hydrogen Debut Will Have To Wait

Friday, 25th October 2013

The eagerly anticipated debut of beautifully bred colt Hydrogen (Galileo-Funsie, by Saumarez), the most expensive yearling sold anywhere in the world last year, is likely to be deferred until next season following a dirty scope, reports racingpost.com. Connections of the £2.5 million Tattersalls October purchase had been hoping to unveil the three-quarter brother to Derby winner Authorized in a Newbury maiden today, but will now look to start making plans for next year. David Redvers, racing and breeding manager for Hydrogen's owners Qatar Racing Limited, said: "I spoke to Peter Chapple-Hyam [trainer], who said his scope wasn't perfect and as a result he had decided it was not worth the risk of running him with such expectations surrounding him." Redvers added, "...it is looking 90 per cent certain that he won't run and instead start next season with a racecourse gallop and then a race and we will see where we are. He is perfectly healthy, it's just one of those things." Hydrogen suffered another setback earlier in the year when plans to run the 2YO son of Galileo were aborted due to a leg injury in April.

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