Horse Racing News 14-01-17

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Published: 13th January 2017

Horse Racing News 14-01-17

Evening Hush could skip the Cheltenham Festival and wait for the other major meetings in the spring instead.
While Evan Williams remains convinced his filly of the highest calibre, she was put in her place by Defi Du Seuil in the Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow.
Alan King is eyeing a £50,000 handicap at Doncaster on January 28 for his long-term absentee Uxizandre.
Last seen winning the Ryanair Chase in March 2015, the JP McManus-owned chestnut has again been given an entry in the Cheltenham feature.
Meanwhile, Cheltenham Festival hopeful Valseur Lido looks set to miss the remainder of the season after picking up an injury.
Now with Henry de Bromhead after being moved from Willie Mullins in the Gigginstown House Stud switch, he made the perfect start for his new trainer when running out an 11-length winner of the JNwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal.
He then ran in the Lexus and looked sure to play a big part in the finish when jumping into the lead at the last only to fade and finish fourth.

Horse Racing News 14-01-17 Valseur Lido image
Second to Vautour in the Ryanair Chase in March, he was being aimed at the Irish Gold Cup after which connections would have decided whether to aim at the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup or go one better in the Ryanair.
In other news, Sunday’s meeting at Fakenham must pass a precautionary inspection at 1300(GMT) on Saturday.
The National Hunt fixture is in doubt as temperatures are due to drop below freezing on Friday night and snow is forecast on Saturday morning.
An inch and a half of snow fell on the track on Friday, after declaration time, and the ground is currently soft.
Frost covers are currently in place on the take-offs and landings.

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