The British Horse Racing Authority will send a vet to check on Altior and has reminded Nicky Henderson of his responsibilities.
The Lambourn handler indicated on Tuesday that Altior would not take up his spot in this Saturday's Silviniaco Conti Chase at Kempton, claiming the 10-year-old wasn't himself.
The proposed date for the reigning Champion Chaser's next outing is now scheduled to be Newbury's Game Spirit Chase on 8 February but, as of Wednesday evening, Altior was still showing as a runner in the Silviniaco Conti.
The British Horseracing Authority has now had their say on the matter, reminding Henderson of his responsibilities when it comes to non-runners, while also saying they will send a veterinarian to check on Altior's condition.
A BHA spokesman said: "The BHA can confirm that Altior continues to hold his entry for the Unibet Silviniaco Conti Chase at Kempton Park on Saturday.
"As a result of this, the BHA has, in the first instance, spoken with Mr Henderson and reminded him of his obligation under the rules to immediately scratch a horse if, at any time between closing and the deadline for declarations, the trainer becomes aware that the horse is not going to run.
"The BHA has also arranged for a BHA veterinary surgeon to examine the horse tomorrow.
"In the interests of fairness and transparency for racing fans and the betting public, it is for Mr Henderson to clarify his plans publicly as soon as he can."
Article Posted on Thursday 9th January 2020 @ 12.50
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