View Count: 106 |  Publish Date: March 26, 2013
Sprinter and trainer can breathe easier

Bel Sprinter should find it easier on Saturday after undergoing throat surgery. Photo: Luis Enrique Ascui
Trainer Jason Warren will be holding his breath as the field turns for home in the Galaxy at Rosehill on Saturday, but hes confident his gifted speedster Bel Sprinter wont be after undergoing throat surgery.
Bel Sprinter has been plagued for almost two years by a condition that causes a sudden narrowing of his throat, which meant the gelding had only 50 per cent lung capacity.
Following a series of punctured performances during the spring, Warren convinced Bel Sprinters owners to put their group 3 winner under the surgeons knife.
Hes had a less-invasive form of throat surgery to the norm, hes had his vocal folds lasered back to open his throat and give him the chance to breathe, Warren said. Advertisement
Im very confident that weve got him sorted out. Im certainly not saying hell come out and win on Saturday, but hell run an enormous race.
Bel Sprinter will complete his preparation for the group 1 race with a gallop on Wednesday morning after winning a Randwick trial last Friday, and will tackle a crack field, including Hay List, Manikato Stakes winner Sea Siren, and Challenge Stakes winner Snitzerland.

Time: 15:18  |  News Code: 226880  |  Site: brisbanetimes
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