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Golden Slipper winner Estijaab’s return to the public eye has not gone as planned with the filly tossing Brenton Avdulla at start of a barrier trial at Rosehill.
Estijaab knuckled over coming out of the gates and left Avdulla behind as she galloped in front of the field in Tuesday’s 900m-heat before being caught by the clerk of the course.
Avdulla was complaining of pain in his left hip and wrist and will not ride at Gosford on Wednesday.
The Hawkes Racing-trained Estijaab has not raced since she won the Golden Slipper in March last year.
She had a barrier trial in August but was subsequently sent back to the spelling paddock.