Fingal Bay to miss Cheltenham festival

Updated: February 29, 2012

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Fingal Bay, who had been a major contender for the staying novice hurdle races at the Cheltenham festival, will now miss the four day spectacular after been ruled out by injury.

The six year old was considered a major doubt for the festival due to a pulled hamstring and his trainer Phillip Hobbs confirmed on Wednesday morning that he won’t be ready in time.

“Fingal Bay will unfortunately miss the Cheltenham Festival due to his setback as we are just not going to be able to get him ready in time and it is a blow for all concerned.

“It was always going to be close but he was checked over on Tuesday by the vets and they said he needed another week on the easy list and that would have taken us to within days of the race.”

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