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Connections ponder Defi Du Seuil options

2nd April 2019, 13:09 by Gareth Freeman

Connections say Defi Du Seuil could head to either Fairyhouse or Punchestown after being ruled out of Aintree.

The Philip Hobbs-trained Defi Du Seuil had been set to compete in the Devenish Maifesto Novices' Chase at Aintree on Thursday but has been withdrawn after knocking a joint.

"He just banged his off-fore joint, and it's still a bit sore, so he won't be able to run," said Frank Berry, owner J P McManus' racing manager, as reported by Sky Sports.

"There's every chance he could make Fairyhouse or Punchestown. We'll know a bit more in a couple of days - but obviously it's disappointing to miss Thursday, because it looked a nice race for him.

"He's had a good season already, winning two Grade Ones - he's come right back to his best after a bad season last time. Hopefully we can get him back for something before the season ends."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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