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War Affair To Miss Spalato Clash
Reigning Singapore Horse of the Year War Affair (O'Reilly-Kristique, by Kris S) has been withdrawn from Sunday's Gr3 Jumbo Jet Trophy at Kranji meaning his highly anticipated clash with fellow New Zealand-bred galloper Spalato will have to wait another day. "War Affair kicked himself before trackwork on Tuesday morning. He's not lame or anything, but we still sent him for precautionary scans and, unfortunately, he hurt some soft tissue in the suspensory of his fetlock to the near foreleg," said trainer Alwin Tan. "The vets said it was not serious but recommended 2-3 weeks of light work. We decided it was not worth the risk and it would be in the horse's best interests not to run him in the Jumbo Jet." He added: "Hopefully, we'll bring him back for the Kranji Mile. Who knows, maybe we will finally get to run against Spalato then."