Red Mills target for Rubi Light
Rubi Light jumps the last on his way to victory in the Red Mills Chase last year
(Healy Racing Photos)
The 8yo son of Network was due to run in the Grade 1 Victor Chandler Chase at Ascot on Saturday but a stone bruise has ruled him out of that contest as well as his other engagement in the Kinloch Brae Chase at Thurles on Thursday.
Hennessy said this afternoon: "It's disappointing as we probably would have travelled to Ascot. We'd have enjoyed the trip over and there is good prize-money for second, but it wasn’t to be."
The French bred gelding will now instead aim to win the Red Mills Chase at Gowran for the third year in-a-row.
Sprinter Sacre is one of nine confirmations for the Victor Chandler Chase at Ascot on Saturday.