The injury which forced Bedrock to miss the Fighting Fifth Hurdle is not too serious, Ian Jardine has confirmed.
The Dumfries trainer had to withdraw his five-year-old for the Grade One outing at Newcastle when he was found to have swelling in a hock.
It was a blow for Jardine given that Bedrock had already defeated the ante-post favourite Samcro in last month's the Grade Two WKD Hurdle at Down Royal and he was hoping of a repeat at the weekend.
Instead it was Buveur D'Air who proved too hot for the Gordon Elliott-trained Samcro to claim the win, leaving Jardine wondering what might have been.
However, he has now provided a positive update to suggest that bedrock's absence will not be a lengthy one.
"The swelling has gone down, and he should be all right in a day or two. He seems OK," said Jardine.
"We've made no plans yet. We'll have a think about where we go next and decide. We'll see."
Article Posted on Tuesday 4th December 2018 @ 11.20
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