Alpha Centauri is undergoing tests to determine the severity of the injury she picked up in the Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes. The Jessica Harrington-trained filly was the pre-race favourite at Leopardstown on Saturday, but failed to mount a serious challenge to catch leader and eventual winner Laurens.
It appeared that Alpha Centauri stumbled slightly when looking to kick on in the closing stages and there have been reports that the multiple Group One winner suffered a possible fetlock problem.
She was taken to Fethard Equine Clinic for examination with connections still waiting for a full report on the injury.
Alan Cooper, racing manager to her owners, the Niarchos family, said on Sunday morning: “The vets are having a good look at her this morning, so as of yet there’s no real further news.
“She was fine when she got to the vets last night, but they were going to give her a good examination this morning.
“She appeared to take a false step and was sore afterwards. It was unfortunate, but she was very brave – she was still trying to win.”