Grand Crus to have breathing op
David Pipe, trainer of Grand Crus
(Healy Racing Photos)
David Pipe's grey, who set a high standard in staying hurdles and won last year's Feltham Novices' Chase, went off the 7/4 favourite for the first major handicap of the season but was pulled up before the second-last fence.
"Geoff Lane (a renowned vet) had a look at him and he wasn't happy with his wind," said Pipe.
"It's ongoing, but I should think we'll do something about it this week."
Frankie Dettori faces a France Galop inquiry on Tuesday after testing positive for a banned substance at Longchamp in September.