Ill Damian Browne to miss Millions

Damian Browne will be out for several weeks after undergoing bowel surgery and will be replaced by Tim Clark on second favourite Boomsara in the $2m MM Guineas.

jockey tim clark after invincible star winning the starlight stakes
Jockey: TIM CLARK after, Invincible Star winning the Starlight Stakes Picture: Racing and Sports

Sydney jockey Tim Clark has gained the ride on second favourite Boomsara in the Magic Millions Guineas after Damian Browne took ill.

Browne was taken to hospital on Thursday night complaining of severe stomach pains and underwent surgery for a perforated bowel.

The operation has reportedly been a success but Browne will be out of action for several weeks while he recovers.

Boomsara's trainer Chris Munce has been able to book Clark who did not have a Guineas ride.

"Our thoughts are with Damian. Tim is a top Group jockey and we are lucky to get him," Munce said.

Stewards have given permission for trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace to scratch Star Fall from the Guineas with the colt also an acceptor at Randwick.


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