Monday 14 October 2019

Leading fancy Fox Norton ruled out of the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham

Robbie Power celebrates after partnering Fox Norton to victory in the Melling Chase at Aintree in 2017. Photo: Reuters
Robbie Power celebrates after partnering Fox Norton to victory in the Melling Chase at Aintree in 2017. Photo: Reuters
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Leading Ryanair Chase contender Fox Norton has been ruled out of the Cheltenham Festival after meeting with a setback.

The Colin Tizzard-trained gelding, who also held an entry in the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase, was as short as 8-1 for the Grade One prize.

Tizzard's son and assistant Joe said: "We're really disappointed, but unfortunately Fox Norton will miss the Ryanair next week due to a re-ocurrence of an old injury"

Fox Norton only returned to action in January after over a year on the sidelines.

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