WAGGA trainer Paul Kahlefeldt is weighing up his options after Lettucerockthem’s disappointing effort at Menangle on Tuesday.
Kahlefeldt is considering relocating the four-year-old back to Menangle following successive placings at the state’s biggest track.
Lettuceockthem could have broken the $500,000 mark in earnings with a win, but faded late to finish third, 4.8 metres off My General Lee.
Earlier in his preparation Kahlefeldt said he would wanted to keep the gelding in Wagga until after the NSW Breeders Challenge series, but he’s concerned the travel is taking its toll.
“I’m still undecided about what to do with him,” Kahlefeldt said. “We believe he should have won that easily with the run he had.”
Driver Mat Rue reported he travelled when until he was asked to sprint and Kahlefeldt feels he may have “dogged it”.
He’s expected to have one more run before the Breeders Challenge semi-final at Menangle on June 20.
The final is on June 28.
After winning her heat of the NSW Breeders Challenge last month, Redbank Sheebee has been ruled out of the rest of the series with a tendon injury.
The filly owned by Kahlefeldt has injured a tendon in her near side front and will spend the next seven months in the paddock recovering.
The Newcastle win was the daughter of Major In Art’s first in seven starts and she joins fellow heat winner Bettermatch on the sidelines.
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