Tramway Stakes favourite Pierata has been withdrawn from the Group Two race after failing a veterinary inspection.
Racing NSW chief veterinary officer, Dr Toby Koenig, has examined the horse on Friday and found him to have swelling and heat in his off foreleg cannon region.
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Koenig recommended he be withdrawn from Saturday’s Tramway (1400m).
Trainer Greg Hickman has been advised Pierata will need a vet clearance before he races again.
The Kris Lees-trained triple Group One winner Le Romain is now the $3.20 Tramway favourite ahead of Tom Melbourne who is at $6.50.