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Horse Racing

Mutakayyef faces injury wait

16th July 2017, 16:09 by Craig Smithson

The William Haggas-trained Mutakayyef is set for a scan on a swollen leg sustained while winning the Summer Mile at Ascot on Saturday.

The six-year-old Sea The Stars gelding, who finished third in last year's Juddmonte International at York and the Woodbine Mile and second in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot last month, made it back-to-back wins in the Summer Mile on Saturday.

However, Mutakayyef 's latest triumph appears to have come at a cost as he has been left with a worrying leg problem.

Angus Gold, racing manager to owner Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, revealed that they won't know how severe it is until the leg is scanned once the swelling subsides.

"We're not going to know until we get scans this week, but it doesn't sound very good," said Gold.

"It looks like ligament problems around the base of the sesamoid and all William was able to tell me was until we get the scans on Monday or Tuesday we won't know.

"There is nothing we can do. We'll just have to wait. Hopefully it won't be too bad.

"We have to wait until the swelling goes down to assess the damage.

"He's been a fabulous horse for us."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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