Injury has put an abrupt end to Glen Rocco’s season, according to his trainer Nick Gifford.
The eight-year-old had been on the sidelines since February after running in the 888Sport Handicap Chase at Kempton.
However, the ground proved to be too fast for him and he suffered a tendon injury.
He finished sixth out of ten despite being the 4/1 joint-favourite, with the three-mile race the last time he was in action.
Gifford has confirmed a recurrence of that injury means he will not run again this season.
He said: "He won't be out until this time next year. He's just tweaked an old tendon injury. That quick ground at Kempton took its toll on him.
"He's out in the field - hopefully he'll be back next season."
Despite fitness issues, Gifford is confident Glen Rocco will one day have a tilt at the Grand National.
"It's only a slight one - but he'll have all the time in the world and hopefully we'll get him back for a crack at the National the year after," he added.
Article Posted on Tuesday 12th November 2019 @ 16.21
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