Boom horse Orbisyn avoids serious injury after training setback

Boom horse Orbisyn has escaped serious injury with trainer David Vandyke reporting the gelding will return to his stables next week to resume work.

Featuring in both The Everest and Golden Eagle markets, Orbisyn suffered a setback earlier this month when Vandyke reported he was suffering from hind leg lameness.

After being checked by vets, Vandyke says no serious injuries were found, however he confirmed the horse would not be resuming on September 11 at Doomben as was first planned.

“He (vets) couldn’t find anything definitive, he did X-rays and nothing presented itself,” Vandyke said. “We didn’t want to go poking and prodding him too much because he is quite a sensitive type of horse.”

Orbisyn has been at a pre-training facility since the setback, however his trainer expects to have him back in work this week as he attempts to see where the horse is at physically.

Ryan Maloney cruises to victory on Orbisyn at Doomben. Picture: Grant Peters — Trackside PhotographySource:Supplied

“It is nice to see he has been doing some slow work at the pre-trainers and improving at the same time,” Vandyke said.

“The fact he was improving while he was doing something was a good sign so we will bring him back to the stable next week and do some fast work with him next Saturday.”

Vandyke is reluctant to put a timeline on Orbisyn’s return with the respected trainer taking a cautious approach with his stable star.

While Sydney was originally on the agenda, Vandyke said he would wait and see how the four-year-old responds to being back in work.

“It depends how much I can move him forward, I don’t really want to put a time frame on it,” he said.

The son of Rich Enuff gained a huge following in a short period of time earlier this year, despite never winning at Saturday metropolitan level.

He boasts a four-from-four record and owner Jan Mcmillan knocked back million-dollar offers from Hong Kong to continue racing in Australia.

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