Friday 23 June 2017

Consul De Thaix a doubt for the Betfair Hurdle

Jockey Barry Geraghty. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / Sportsfile
Jockey Barry Geraghty. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / Sportsfile

Johnny Ward

CONSUL DE THAIX may miss Saturday's Betfair Hurdle and Barry Geraghty is to ride Movewiththetimes, Frank Berry has said.

Both were near the top of the betting in the Newbury race and Geraghty had said on Tuesday he was struggling to split them, though Paul Nicholls admitted that he expected he would ride the horse he trains, the novice Movewiththetimes.

Berry, owner JP McManus' racing manager, told the Irish Independent on Wednesday: "Barry will ride Movewiththetimes. At the moment we have four runners but Consul De Thaix is not a certain runner."

The sponsor makes Movewiththetimes 6/1 for the race, for which 20 remain.

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