Roaring Lion making ‘steady progress’ after second operation

Roaring Lion is reported to be making “steady progress” after having to undergo a second operation for colic on Thursday. The stallion was taken ill in New Zealand last Saturday.

The four-year-old, owned by Qatar Racing and housed at Tweenhills in Gloucestershire, was shipped to Cambridge Stud in New Zealand to take up stallion duties during the winter breeding season. However, Roaring Lion was taken ill after leaving quarantine last Saturday, undergoing emergency surgery for colic before further intervention was required after his condition deteriorated on Thursday.

The second operation involved removing a section of Roaring Lion’s small intestine and Cambridge Stud has issued a positive update on the Kitten’s Joy colt.

It is a testament to the horse’s courage and character that he is making steady progress from that second operation and, although he has a mountain to climb, we are cautiously happy with his progress.

He is bright, alert and interested in everything that is going on around him. He has been out for two short walks, had a very small pick of grass and appears relaxed, showing good clinical signs

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Good Reception

Not disgraced on Punchestown bumper debut in June 2019 when sent off 7-1 and finishing eighth of 18, but didn’t progress as hoped when disappointing at Ballinrobe (SP 7-2) later that summer; however, got back on track when 50-1 on return from a year off, coming home well for second in weak maiden hurdle; leading player here.


Newton Abbot

Bob Pebble

Promising second in an Irish bumper last September but outpaced in the closing stages when third on last month’s stable debut at this course; likely to find opportunities over hurdles and serious threat if all goes well.


Newton Abbot


Has proved a revelation over hurdles this summer and completed a hat-trick in good style at Stratford two weeks ago; has a 21lb penalty to defy but might still be up to the task given the manner of her wins.



Scotsmans Bay

Was running a decent race at Limerick last time when unseating rider two out, having moved into third place; if avoiding errors today then he can run well.

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