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Surgery to repair a condylar fracture in Mr Fisk (Arrogate)’s right front foreleg was successful, said trainer Bob Baffert on Wednesday morning.

Mr Fisk won the GII Hollywood Gold Cup over stablemate Reincarnate (Good Magic) on Monday, but felt `off’ in the gallop-out, according to his jockey, Kazushi Kamura.

The fracture was later revealed on X-rays.

The surgery to insert two screws into the leg was performed by Dr. Ryan Carpenter at the Southern California Equine Foundation Hospital on the backside at Santa Anita.

“He had his surgery, and it went well, so now we just have to wait four months and reassess how it heals,” said Baffert. “He looks good, he’s back in stall, and he looks bright.”

Baffert said that for the time being, he’ll stay at his barn. “He’ll stay with me. I like to keep him for a month at least.”

Carpenter will re-X-ray the fracture after four months to assess his future, said Baffert.

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