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Walsh disappointed by Vic setback
11 Feb 2016 10:10
Jockey Ruby Walsh hopes Killultagh Vic can return as good as ever after he suffered an injury which is likely to keep him out for the season.
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The Willie Mullins-trained seven-year-old had been a short-priced favourite for the JLT Novices' Chase at the Cheltenham Festival but has developed a suspensory problem.
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Walsh told the Daily Mirror: "It's disappointing, because he looked a very promising horse, but hopefully the injury isn't that serious and he can build on what he's achieved so far when he comes back."
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Conqueror of World Hurdle hotpot Thistlecrack at Punchestown last April, Killultagh Vic has won both his starts since switching to fences, most recently benefiting from a remarkable Walsh recovery after a bad blunder to
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claim a Grade Two contest at Leopardstown last month.
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He would have been bidding for a second consecutive Cheltenham victory, having won the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle last year in the hands of Luke Dempsey.
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