Connections ponder Defi Du Seuil options
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Defi Du Seuil had been set to compete in the Devenish Maifesto Novices' Chase at Aintree on Thursday but has been withdrawn after knocking a joint.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."
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