Triple blow for Charlie Longsdon

Charlie Longsdon has been dealt a triple blow with Kilcooley, Ballydine and Pendra out for the foreseeable future.

Charlie Longsdon has several injuries to contend with

The Chipping Norton handler confirmed dual Grade Two-winning hurdler Kilcooley, who was pulled up on his last start in the World Hurdle at Cheltenham, and his full-brother Ballydine will miss the entire season after suffering leg injuries.

In a further setback, Longsdon will also be without the services of the JP McManus-owned Pendra until the spring at the earliest.

The lightly-raced eight-year-old, winner of six of his 15 starts, was last seen finishing down the field in the Grand National at Aintree in April.

Longsdon said: "Both Kilcooley and Ballydine picked up leg injuries after their last races. Hopefully they will both be back next year.

"Pendra has had a few niggling problems and won't be out until the spring. He will probably be aimed at the National again.

"It does leave a hole in the yard and the others will have to stand up and be counted now. It is frustrating, but that is racing for you."

Read More at Sporting Life

Leave us a comment!

Share this story:


Subscribe to our Newsletter today to receive Free Horse Racing Tips.

Simply fill out the form below and wait for the Free Tips to land in your inbox.

You May Also Like