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Rock suffers Cup injury

China Rock remains in England for treatment after suffering a season-ending injury.

The eight-year-old chestnut, trained by Gold Cup-winning handler Mouse Morris, travelled sweetly from the outset before suddenly weakening four out and was subsequently pulled up before the penultimate fence, but it later transpired he had sustained tendinitis in one of his legs.

Morris said: "I've had to leave him over in England. He's with the doctors and vets over there because he's got a bit of tendinitis. It's not life-threatening or anything like that - he'll be back, but not this season.

"I'm gutted because he would have definitely finished in the first four. Going down the hill he was travelling unbelievably well."


From Belfast Telegraph