Trifolium Has Second Breathing Op

Tue 22nd Jan 2013, 15:09

Trifolium
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Trainer Charles Byrnes hopes a second breathing operation will turn around the fortunes of Trifolium.

The six-year-old was well beaten on his comeback run at Punchestown in October, after which he underwent surgery to correct a breathing issue.

However, it was clear the problem had not been fully rectified when he finished last of four in the Fighting Fifth at Newcastle in December.

Byrnes said: "He's had another breathing operation since his last run. Maybe the Red Mills Hurdle in Gowran might be an option for him.

"I'd like to step down in grade with him. I think a Grade Two would be hot enough for him at this stage."

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