Racing Victoria (RV) wishes to advise that trainer James Cummings has reported to the Stewards that Avilius (GB) had blood in one nostril after returning to the Flemington stables yesterday following a track gallop at Moonee Valley racecourse.
Before racing again, Avilius (GB) is required under the Rules of Racing to undergo a satisfactory gallop of at least 1000 metres in the presence of a Steward.
Mr Cummings has indicated he wishes to gallop Avilius (GB) at Flemington on Tuesday morning (22 October) for reinstatement ahead of Saturday’s Ladbrokes Cox Plate.
He has further advised that the gelding’s Spring campaign has not been interrupted as a result of this matter.
An update on Avilius will be provided following Tuesday's gallop.