08/19/2010 11:03PM

Rainbow View scratched from Beverly D. with tendon injury


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Rainbow View will be out of action indefinitely after injuring the tendon in her left foreleg, an injury that was diagnosed Thursday shortly before she was to be shipped from Presque Isle Downs to Arlington Park for a start in the Beverly D.

Rainbow View worked five furlongs Wednesday morning at Saratoga, after which she was sent on her way to Presque Isle. Jonathan Sheppard, who trains Rainbow View for George Strawbridge’s Augustin Stables, said Rainbow View “had a bit of inflammation” in her tendon Thursday morning.

“She’s still sound,” Sheppard said. “We probably could have gotten one more race out of her, but not with a horse of this quality. It’s a shame. She was training so well for this race.”

Rainbow View, a seven-time winner from 16 starts, won the Group 1 Matron Stakes late last summer in Ireland before being imported to North America. Racing for Sheppard this year, she won a Keeneland allowance race and the Galorette Handicap on Preakness Day from four 2010 starts.

* Two other horses entered in Million Day Grade 1's, Two Notch Road and Marsh Side, also were reported as early scratches. Marsh Side was cross-entered in a Woodbine stakes, and apparently will opt for that spot over the Million. Two Notch Road, a longshot in the Secretariat, did not ship from Monmouth Park, reportedly because he was running a fever.