Grand Crus To Have Breathing Op

Mon 19th Nov 2012, 16:10

David Pipe, trainer of Grand Crus
©Healy Racing Photos
Grands Crus is to be treated shortly for a breathing issue detected after his ordinary run in Saturday's Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham.

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."

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