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Dash had a slab fracture (a section of the crown of her tooth had sheared off) of her upper left fourth premolar with direct pulpal exposure, deep periodontal pockets around the tooth, and indications of an abscess at the root.
Given that was his first race and he had suffered a slab fracture earlier in his career, Grand Ocean has plenty of scope for improvement and should soon be losing his maiden tag.
Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum's filly picked up a slab fracture of her right knee in the closing stages of the fillies' Classic at Newmarket on Sunday.
He sustained a slab fracture of his right front knee in a workout eight days before the May 2 Kentucky Derby.