Chris Waller’s Soulcombe ruled out of autumn carnival

Melbourne Cup runner-up Soulcombe has been ruled out of the 2024 autumn. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Racing Photos)

Trainer Chris Waller announced that Soulcombe’s autumn campaign has been derailed due to an unfortunate injury.

The talented runner-up of last year’s Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) was found to have some swelling in one of his legs, necessitating a period of rest.

“Soulcombe is unfortunately out of the autumn carnival due to having some swelling to his off-front leg which will require rest,” said Waller.

“We will do our best to have him back for the spring but will take no risks and give him the relevant time required.”

Soulcombe, who hasn’t competed since his impressive performance in the Melbourne Cup, will now focus on recovery with hopes of returning for the spring season.

Prior to his withdrawal, Soulcombe was on the second line of betting with horse racing bookies for the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m).

Horse racing news

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments