Aintree off the agenda for Articulum
Trainer Terence O'Brien says Articulum won't be heading to Aintree and will instead feature at either Fairyhouse or Punchestown.
Articulum stepped up to Grade One level at the Cheltenham Festival and impressed by coming in third behind Duc Des Genievres in the Arkle.
O'Brien says this week's Devenish Manifesto Novices' Chase at Aintree had been a target but the nine-year-old needs more time to recover after Cheltenham.
"I was going to go to Aintree but he wasn't sparkling since Cheltenham," said O'Brien, as reported by Sky Sports.
"He ate up fine and I was going to enter for Aintree. But he is dead in himself and won't run.
"He could go to Fairyhouse or Punchestown - but with Punchestown being later, there's probably more chance he could go there."
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