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Lorne Dancer out again with injury


Injury has again struck Group winner Lorne Dancer who will be sidelined for at least six months with a tendon problem.

Gai-Waterhouse The Gai Waterhouse-trained Lorne Dancer won impressively at Randwick last Saturday in what was just his second run back after a long lay-off.
Five-year-old Lorne Dancer was found to have swelling in his off-fore tendon on Wednesday and was taken to the Randwick Equine Centre where scans revealed a small lesion in his tendon.
"He needs to have six months in the paddock and then he will be re-scanned," Waterhouse said on her website.
"He is an amazingly tough horse so there is no reason he will not return to racing."
In the spring of 2008, Lorne Dancer won four consecutive races including the Group Three Craven Plate (2000m) and the Listed City Tattersalls Cup (2400m).
The Danehill Dancer gelding was then sidelined for more than a year with a knee injury.
He returned to action with a gallant second to Mr Unforgettable at Randwick on Boxing Day when he carried 64kg.