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Lambourn trainer admits Grandouet is a doubt for Wincanton
6:00am Wednesday 13th February 2013 in Sport
LAMBOURN trainer Nicky Henderson has revealed Grandouet is a doubt to make his second appearance of the season in the Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton on Saturday due to the discovery of filling in his near fore.
But Henderson stressed the issue “does not jeopardise his participation or prospects” as far as the Stan James Champion Hurdle is concerned.
Henderson said: “First thing Monday morning Grandouet had filling in his near fore which had obviously been caused overnight.
“He swam, as he regularly does, and was seen by our vets and given some antibiotics. It has improved but not by as much as we might have hoped.
“He will swim again, have another two sessions in our spa and we will monitor the situation.
“Depending on the progress, a decision will be made as to whether he can run in the Kingwell on Saturday. Should this not be possible, he will change the medication which will eliminate the filling instantly but prevent him from running this weekend.
“Whatever the outcome, this problem does not jeopardise his participation or prospects as far as the Champion Hurdle is concerned.”