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Abbey Marie Examined For Mysterious Illness
Boom filly Abbey Marie (Redoute's Choice-Catshaan, by Catrail) has succumbed to a mysterious illness, reports Racing.com. The Gr1-winning filly has been sent to Werribee Veterinary Hospital to determine the source of an infection which has caused a spike in her temperature. Trainer Mick Kent is hoping the setback doesn't affect her spring preparations. "She was out spelling and spiked a temp and we put her on a course of antibiotics and it still wasn't controlling it so we turned to the specialists," explained Kent. "She's hanging in there and seems OK but they still haven't found the source of it. It shouldn't bother her concerning the spring as long as they can get on top of it." The beautifully bred Abbey Marie marked herself as one of the most exciting horses in the country when claiming her first Gr1 victory at just her third career start in last month's Australasian Oaks in Adelaide. She is yet to taste defeat in three career outings. Bred by Arrowfield Stud, Abbey Marie was a $300,000 purchase by Dermot Farrington Bloodstock at the 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale. She and Absolutely descend from a prolific Gr1-producing family that includes Indian Rose, Kinshasa No Kiseki, Plumania and successful sire Groom Dancer.