02/10/2012 5:40PM

Aqueduct: Falaah out until fall

Barbara D. Livingston
Falaah will again have surgery for bone chips.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Falaah, who has looked good winning two sprints over Aqueduct's inner track this winter, will be out until the fall after chips were discovered in his left front ankle, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin confirmed Friday.

Falaah, a 5-year-old son of Speightstown, will ship to Lexington, Ky. to have the chips surgically removed. In 2011, Falaah needed to similar surgery following his debut in February and didn’t return to the races until October.

McLaughlin said the plan is to bring Falaah back to the races later this year.

“Being he’s 5 years old and showed what kind of class, it was worthwhile,” McLaughlin said. “We’ll give him a chance. Hopefully, we’ll get him back before too long.”

McLaughlin said that Consortium, who finished last in the Holy Bull at Gulfstream on Jan. 29, left south Florida for New York on Friday to continue training for the Grade 3 Gotham here on March 3.

McLaughlin said Consortium worked four furlongs in 50.80 seconds at Palm Meadows on Thursday.