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Defi Du Seuil: “There is not any purpose why he should not be again correctly subsequent season”
Defi Du Seuil won’t participate on the Cheltenham Pageant subsequent month with connections deciding to overlook the remainder of the season in an try and get the 2017 Triumph Hurdle and 2019 JLT Novices’ Chase winner again to his finest.
Philip Hobbs has scratched the eight-year-old from the Betway Queen Mom Champion Chase and Ryanair Chase, and he advised the Racing Put up that the seven-time Grade 1 winner wouldn’t be seen once more this season.
He mentioned of the twin competition hero: “It has been determined after Ascot he’s higher off lacking the remainder of the season. There is not any purpose in any respect why he should not be again correctly subsequent season, however having had two disappointing runs we felt that was the very best factor to do.
“It was going to get very tight to get him to Cheltenham this yr so it appeared to make extra sense to offer him a break. He’s nonetheless with us for the time being, however he’ll return to Martinstown [owner JP McManus’s home].”
Defi Du Seuil arrived ultimately season’s Cheltenham Pageant as one of many hottest favourites of the week following wins within the Shloer, Tingle Creek and Clarence Home Chase, however he did not ship on his odds of 2-5 when a disappointing fourth behind Politologue within the Champion Chase.
This time period he has did not return to his finest for Hobbs and McManus, being pulled up on his comeback within the Shloer and ending fifth, crushed 17 lengths, within the Clarence Home behind First Circulate at Ascot final month. Hobbs described that newest effort as “an enchancment” within the rapid aftermath of the Clarence Home.
It isn’t the primary time Defi Du Seuil has gone off the boil as his unbeaten juvenile marketing campaign, which culminated in Grade 1 victories at Cheltenham and Aintree, was adopted by a season over hurdles in open firm and two disappointing runs – within the Coral Hurdle at Ascot and Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown.
Switched to novice chasing the next season, he once more took prime rank and adopted it up by dominating final season’s two-mile division in Britain till flopping at the competition.
Defi Du Seuil had been obtainable at a best-price 33-1 for the Champion Chase and Ryanair. In whole seven horses have been taken out of the Champion Chase, with Money Again, Impression Issue, Janika, Le Richebourg, Sizing Pottsie and Ready Patiently all scratched.
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Ready Patiently: faraway from the Champion Chase, Ryanair and Gold Cup
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Ruth Jefferson additionally confirmed on Tuesday that Ready Patiently had been one in all 12 horses faraway from the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup, with Presenting Percy and Bristol De Mai additionally amongst these taken out.
Ready Patiently can also be amongst 15 horses gone from the Ryanair, with Savills Chase winner A Plus Tard and the Nicky Henderson-trained trio of Caribean Boy, Terrefort and Prime Notch all now absentees.
Beacon Edge, Name Me Lord, Marie’s Rock and Ribble Valley have been the 4 entries scratched from the Unibet Champion Hurdle, whereas 9 have been taken out of the Paddy Energy Stayers’ Hurdle, together with Bapaume, Name Me Lord and Dame De Compagnie.
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