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Troytown Chase winner Jack The Bus may not run again this season.

The 11-year-old was part of a unique November double for owner Seamus Murphy, whose Hello Bud also won the Becher Chase at Aintree on the same day. He had been aimed at the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown over the Christmas period but was forced to miss the race with a minor leg injury.

"He was supposed to run at Christmas but he got a bit of leg trouble so we've given him a break. It's not serious, but he probably won't run again this season. He has to have it soft and while he could run at Punchestown, it's unlikely he'll get his ground," Murphy said of the Peter Casey-trained veteran.

"We'll probably look for a similar campaign again - start him off in the Troytown at Navan and then go for the Paddy Power at Christmas.

"It was a very unique double that day. Two major races, one in Ireland the other in England, owned by the same owner and bred by the same breeder (Casey). It was a very unusual event."


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