Fiveandahalfstar, who along with Kiwi star It’s a Dundeel

Fiveandahalfstar, who along with Kiwi star It’s a Dundeel, is considered the best young stayer in the southern hemisphere, may miss the Spring, reports TV Racing 

Following his all-the-way win in the Group 1 $2.25 million The BMW against open age horses, Fiveandahalfstar was forced to miss the Derby, won by It’s A Dundeel, with a wrenched joint.

Trainer Anthony Cummings today told Racing Network he still didn’t know if the injury, which he describes as a twisted ankle, will prohibit the horse from having a Spring campaign.

“I don’t know, I really don’t, it’s too early to tell,” Cummings admitted today. “What will-be will-be, but I don’t know yet if we’re going to get a Spring campaign out of him."

Last year’s Victoria Derby winner, Fiveandahalfstar came back this autumn and had a stunning campaign, running close seconds in the Australian Cup and the Ranvet before his brave win in the BMW.

The son of Hotel Grand has already won more than $2.6 million in prize-money and he would have been one of, if not THE favourite for both the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups in early markets.

Cummings also said his ‘other’ stayer, the somewhat forgotten Strike The Stars, will head to Brisbane after his run in the Doncaster Mile on Saturday.

“He could finish up in the Brisbane Cup but he’s going to have to earn it and pay his way up there,” Cummings added.