Pandorama, winner of the Grade 1 Lexus Chase last season, will miss the remainder of this season, his trainer Noel Meade confirmed this evening.
The eight year old gelding has been off the track since suffering an injury when finishing down the field in the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March. It had been hoped that he would reappear at Christmas, however all future plans have been shelved.
Noel Meade said on Monday: “He jarred his legs at Cheltenham in the Gold Cup and was okay, but some heat came back into one of his legs and I had to stop with him. He won’t run this season.”
Pandorama had been a 33-1 shot for the 2012 Gold Cup at Cheltenham in March.