Flying Artie scratched from Newmarket, replaced by Extreme Choice

Flying Artie
                                    Flying Artie pictured when winning the Coolmore Stud Stakes. Picture:

Three-year-old Flying Artie will not run in the Newmarket Handicap after mucus was detected in a scope.

His Mick Price-trained stablemate Extreme Choice will now take Flying Artie’s place in Saturday’s field for the 1200m sprint at Flemington.

Hong Kong’s champion jockey Joao Moreira, who was booked for Flying Artie, will now ride Extreme Choice.

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