Cliffs Of Dover Triumph bid beached through injury
Cliffs Of Dover (yellow): has been very progressive over hurdles
PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos) Cliffs Of Dover ruled out for season with setback By David Baxter 11:08AM 19 FEB 2017
PAUL NICHOLLS will not have a runner in the JCB Triumph Hurdle this season as he ruled Cliffs Of Dover out for the season on Sunday.
The four-year-old's participation in the race had been in doubt after he sustained an injury when schooling, and it has proved enough of a setback to prematurely curtail his season.
"I was hoping the injury would have cleared up by now but unfortunately it is a bit more serious than we first thought."
He added: "He will not be going to Cheltenham for the Triumph Hurdle next month which is a shame because he has been a revelation since joining us in the summer with a mark of only 64 on the Flat."
Formerly with Charlie Hills on the Flat, Cliffs Of Dover has won six of his seven hurdles starts, including a Grade 2 juvenile hurdle on his most recent outing at Doncaster in December.
The regard in which Cliffs Of Dover is held by Nicholls was evident, as the trainer added: "He will have a nice long break now before he comes back into training in the autumn and we will aim to have him right for the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton."
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|Date||Silk||Selection||Time / Course||Price|
|£10 Win Double Pays £121.88 with Bet365|
|18/08/2017||Global Passion||14:00 Nottingham|