Django Freeman Out Of Spring Carnival

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Django Freeman

German import 's spring is over before it began with the horse suffering a knee injury.

Trainer has told stewards Django Freeman has a bone chip in his near fore knee and will now be spelled, ruling him out of the spring features.

Lightly raced Django Freeman, a northern hemisphere three-year-old, was a Group Three winner in Germany earlier this year and finished second in the Group One German Derby in July at his most recent start.

He arrived in Australia in August and after completing two weeks quarantine at , went to Hickmott's stable at the end of last month to be prepared for feature spring races.

The horse had a jump-out at Caulfield on morning and was scheduled to make his Australian debut in the Group One Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at on October 5 with a view to heading to either or the Cups.

He had been high up in early markets.

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