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Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle winner Brindisi Breeze is to have a summer break before starting off over fences in the autumn.
The game front-runner was Lucinda Russell's first Cheltenham Festival success when taking his unbeaten record to four over hurdles and another appearance at Aintree had been under consideration.
However, the Kinross trainer told www.lucindarussell.com: "We have decided that Brindisi Breeze will not run again this season.
"He has been a fabulous first horse for Sandy (Seymour, owner), remaining unbeaten in four hurdle starts and winning the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham.
"He will be schooled over fences before being turned out and will be prepared for novice chases next season."