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A statement from Coolmore Stud revealed that the four-yearold sustained a slab fracture of his knee when winning at Belmont on Saturday.
While Lillie Langtry, a gutsy filly whose career was almost over when she suffered a slab fracture in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf last year, snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in the Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes, Capo Blanco delivered a huge surprise when he upstaged the likes of Rip Van Winkle and Twice Over to romp home a compelling winner in the Tattersalls Millions Irish Champion Stakes.
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.