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Dynaste's not going for Gold

DAVID PIPE has decided not to run Dynaste in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday.

The grey, who had been ante-post favourite, is now likely to go for the Betfair Chase at Haydock on Saturday week.

Ballynagour will be the Nicholashayne trainer's sole representative in the valuable handicap chase after Pipe also took out Salut Flo at the final declaration stage this morning.

Pipe tweeted: "Ballynagour will be our only runner in the Paddy Power Gold Cup @CheltenhamRaces on Saturday."



Flamboyant racing pundit John McCririck was sacked by Channel 4 because his "pantomime persona" is "unpalatable" to a wide audience, an employment tribunal ruled.

Dismissing the 73-year-old's age discrimination claims, a Central London Employment Tribunal panel said that McCririck could be seen by some as "arrogant and confrontational".

McCririck said he was dumped from his high-profile role on Channel 4 Racing by "anonymous suits and skirts" as part of a drive to hire younger faces.