3 Apr 2014

It's A Dundeel has problems in leadup to BMW

2:08 pm on 3 April 2014

The New Zealand-trained racing star It's A Dundeel has been battling lameness in the lead-up to Saturday's $1.6 million BMW weight-for-age race at Rosehill in Sydney.

One of the drawcards of the Sydney autumn carnival, It's A Dundeel was inspected by a Racing NSW vet on Tuesday and will continue to be monitored before the Group One race.

A statement from stewards said It's A Dundeel was lame on Monday but galloped strongly for race jockey James McDonald at Warwick Farm on Tuesday.

It's expected the Murray Baker-trained horse will be fitted with standard racing shoes for the BMW.

But his final piece of work before the Group One feature will be done in front of stewards on Wednesday before another vet on Thursday.