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Prayers hinge on fitness of The Holy One for Caulfield Guineas

“It is what it is. We’ll make a call.

“If the horse isn’t 100 per cent he won’t go around because they can’t win [with a stone bruise].”

The Holy One wins the Stutt Stakes.

The Holy One wins the Stutt Stakes.Credit:AAP

Caulfield Guineas Prelude placegetter Groundswell sits next in the line of emergencies to take his spot should The Holy One get scratched.

Kerrin McEvoy has accepted the ride on the Anthony Freedman-trained Fastnet Rock colt, but that means he would jump off Queensland gelding Eric The Eel.


Brett Prebble, assigned to The Holy One, could pick up the ride on Eric The Eel, but Stuart Kendrick will wait for scratchings.

But Busuttin hoped his horse was a better than 50-50 chance to take his spot in the $2 million group 1.

“There’s no serious injuries, it just looks like a stone bruise has popped up at an unfortunate time,” he said.

“We’ve basically been given 24 hours to see if he’s right in the morning and if he’s not we’ll make a call.

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