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Jinxy1
13 Mar 11 10:47
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Suddenly out to 7.4 and still drifting, anyone have any news on well being of the horse etc?
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Report Jinxy1 March 13, 2011 9:54 AM GMT
Market suspended 8 minutes early !!
Report benjas March 13, 2011 10:20 AM GMT
morning jinxy heard nothing
Report Johnny Wad March 13, 2011 10:24 AM GMT
doesn't run according to the post
Report Jinxy1 March 13, 2011 10:25 AM GMT
Strange that betfair suspended the market early but in hindsight it was probably the best thing to do.


The JP McManus-owned gelding was treated for an allergy two weeks ago and did not respond to initial medication and required further treatment.

Unfortunately Binocular then tested positive for a substance and on the British Horseracing Authority's advice, Henderson was forced to withdraw the horse.

In a statement to Press Association Sport, Henderson said: "We have very regretfully had to decide not to declare Binocular for Tuesday's Champion Hurdle.

"He had an allergy two weeks ago that did not respond to initial medication and on veterinary advice and well within normal parameters he required a further treatment the following day.

"As we were getting close to the most important race of the year and also because since that administration to Binocular, another horse had tested positive for the same substance, I thought it prudent to take a precautionary test which not only surprisingly, let alone devastatingly, has also shown to be positive.

"We have therefore reluctantly had to take the BHA's advice this morning that the only reasonable course in everybody's interest is not to confirm the entry and he has consequently been withdrawn from the Champion Hurdle.

"We are all obviously shattered but I am particularly upset for JP (McManus) who has been incredibly understanding as I know how much this horse means to him."
Report Imhotep March 13, 2011 10:43 AM GMT
BF clearly did not want the horse out to 1000 on here before the declaration deadline and did the right thing suspending early.
Report Jinxy1 March 13, 2011 10:58 AM GMT
I agree Imhotep. Do you think that the announcement from Henderson came at the earliest possible time? There will always be someone out there suspicious that it was delayed a little.
Report Imhotep March 13, 2011 11:04 AM GMT
Jinxy,
It is nigh on impossible to keep anything secret in a Racing Yard.After all,the staff are not locked up,are they.
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