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Another Setback for Admire Deus
Former Japanese galloper Admire Deus has suffered yet another setback in his bid to return to the track, reports racing.com. Trained by Darren Weir on behalf of owners Australian Bloodstock, Admire Deus was one of the more fancied runners in this year's Caulfield Cup but was a late withdrawal after breaking down on the eve of the race. Jamie Lovett of Australian Bloodstock confirmed the 6YO entire had emergency surgery over the weekend, the third time he has been operated on since Caulfield Cup week. "He's had a little turn for the worst," Lovett said. "He had to go back into surgery to remove the cast on Sunday afternoon so he's back in recovery but it's very hard to make progress when he keeps having setbacks." He added: "That's his third lot of surgery. I just feel for the horse. He's obviously very tough because he's really having a hard time but he's hanging in there. We're doing everything to save him." A dual Gr2 winner in his native Japan, Admire Deus gave a glimpse of his class when finishing fourth behind Japanese Horse of the Year Kitasan Black in the Gr1 Tenno Sho (Spring) in April.