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Mystic Guide will undergo surgery for knee chip

2021 Dubai World Cup hero Mystic Guide will have surgery to remove a chip in his knee, with Dr Larry Bramlage of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, performing the procedure. Dr Bramlage indicated that he expects the surgery will be very straightforward and uncomplicated.

With a sub-par performance when running second in the G2 Suburban Handicap on Saturday, 3 July, trainer Mike Stidham commented, “Expectations for the Suburban were high, so with his runner-up finish, we felt that we should take some precautionary x-rays.  We then followed those up with a PET scan which revealed the chip. It’s certainly unfortunate but I am glad that we know the extent of the injury and can move forward from here.”

Godolphin President Jimmy Bell said, “Mystic Guide is in great hands with Dr Bramlage so it now becomes a question of doing what’s right for the horse. It’s too early at this time to make a decision to either continue racing or retire him but we will give him some time to recuperate and we will then make that determination”.