Ballydoyle's Derby third ruled out for rest of year after surgery on fracture
Aidan O'Brien has been dealt a blow with the news that Derby third Amhran Na Bhfiann will miss the remainder of this year due to a leg fracture discovered after he finished second in a Naas maiden on Monday night.
The talented colt, who defied his inexperience and odds of 66-1 when finishing an excellent third behind Serpentine at Epsom last month, was turned over at 8-15 by Zawara and was reported to be lame post-race.
However, it was discovered that the brother to 2012 Oaks heroine Was had suffered a condylar fracture.
Revealing he will miss the rest of the year, O'Brien said on Tuesday: "Unfortunately Amhran Na Bhfiann pulled up lame last night at Naas after the race and has a condylar fracture.
While the severity of the injury varies on a horse-by-horse basis, last week's Sussex Stakes hero Mohaather recovered from a hairline condylar stress fracture last season to return to peak form this year.
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