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Wednesday, June 07 2017

Hall Of Fame and Splurge will return to Te Akau on Monday without competing alongside their five stablemates and travelling companions on Stradbroke Handicap day at Doomben on Saturday.

Splurge - Trish Dunell Photography

Gr.1 Levin Classic winner Hall Of Fame was found to have mucus in his trachea when scoped after his fifth placing in the Listed Queensland Day Plate at Doomben last month and trainers Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards decided against running him again.

Splurge finished 10th in last weekend's Gr.2 Moreton Cup (1200m) at Doomben, not doing enough to secure a start in Saturday's Gr.1 Stradbroke Handicap (1350m).

"Splurge didn't run badly. He's just landed a couple of ordinary barriers over here, but he's a high-class horse and now he's gelded he's started to relax a bit more and might be wanting to get out to 1400m or a mile," Richards said.

Plans for Hall Of Fame and Splurge next season have yet to be determined.

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