Coneygree has been ruled out of the Guinness Kerry National on Wednesday due to testing conditions.
The 10-year-old became the first novice horse in 41 years to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2015, but injuries have limited him to only three starts since then.
He ran to third place in the Punchestown Gold Cup in April and punters were hoping to see him in action during the week but with the ground forecast to be very soft, the Mark Bradstock trained horse will not be running, which disappointed many.
"The ground is going to be very soft. We aimed towards the Kerry National thinking we'd get soft ground and now they've had two weeks of solid rain. We want it soft, but not that soft," Said Sara, wife of trainer Mark.
"Having galloped him on perfect ground and on the all-weather, the powers that be say it wouldn't be good for his fragile legs to run him over three miles on bottomless ground under top-weight."
Coneygree could return to action in November, running in the Champion Chase at Down Royal.
Article Posted on Sunday 10th September 2017 @ 16.49
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