Samcro Now Very Doubtful For Cheltenham

Written 6 days ago by Midlands Sport

A lung infection is the reason Samcro has been rated as very doubtful to run at Cheltenham.

The 2018 Ballymore Novice’s Hurdle winner had been the ante-post favourite in the Ryanair Hurdle over Christmas at Leopardstown but finished fifth.

That defeat was Samcro’s third on the bounce, and Gigginstown spokesperson Eddie O’Leary claimed yesterday that the six-year old wouldn’t be rushed back to action .

Samcro will be left among the entries for the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham, but appears increasingly unlikely to run.