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Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Minding's future uncertain warns O'Brien as Somehow is put down

Minding: 'It's possible we might run out of time with her'
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Aidan O'Brien admitted on Sunday the future of seven-time Group 1 winner Minding is uncertain while confirming Group 2 winner Somehow has had to be put down.

Minding has not run since landing the Group 2 Mooresbridge Stakes at Naas on her reappearance in May and, speaking at the Curragh, O'Brien said: "We were planning to start Minding back driving tomorrow but our vet John Halley re-xrayed her and said she wasn't ready and that we should leave her alone for another month.

"So it's possible we might run out of time with her. We'll just have to wait and see."

Somehow: suffered an inoperable hind leg fracture

A dual Group 1 winner at two, Minding excelled last season, winning the 1,000 Guineas, the Oaks, the Pretty Polly Stakes, the Nassau Stakes and the Queen Elizabeth ll Stakes.

Somehow, winner of the Group 2 Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket in May and also successful at Group 2 and Listed level, has been put down after suffering an inoperable fracture of a hind tibia while working on the Ballydoyle gallops.

On what proved her final start, the daughter of Fastnet Rock and Alexandrova finished second to Decorated Knight in the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh in May.

Our vet John Halley re-xrayed her and said she wasn't ready and that we should leave her alone for another month

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