9 Apr 2013

Fiveandahalfstar out of Derby

3:15 pm on 9 April 2013

A sprained fetlock has ruled second favourite Fiveandahalfstar out of Saturday's Australian Derby at Randwick, changing the complexion of the race.

Trainer Anthony Cummings said the Victoria Derby winner had injured himself during his win in Saturday's BMW against older horses and would be sidelined for at least three months.

The free-running gelding has won his Group One races by leading all the way and was expected to set up a fascinating contest with odds-on favourite It's A Dundeel, a noted late finisher.