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Light goes out on Rubi for the season

Updated: Monday, 24 Feb 2014 14:20 | Comments

Rubi Light will not run again this season
Rubi Light will not run again this season

Rubi Light has been roughed off for the season after disappointing at Clonmel last week.

Trainer Robbie Hennessy gave his stable star a spin over hurdles in the hope it would rekindle his enthusiasm, but he trailed home a well-beaten last of five runners.

Rubi Light, a Grade One winner in his prime, holds an entry in the Crabbie's Grand National but that will now be bypassed.

Hennessy said: "He's finished now for the season. He's just not been sparking.

"He burst (a blood vessel) at Leopardstown in December, but we thought we'd give him a chance at Clonmel.

"Andrew (Lynch, jockey) said he was never travelling so we'll give him six months and get him right again.

"He had a great first run back at Gowran, but he's clearly not 100 per cent right.

"He'll be taken out (of the National) on Tuesday, but there's always next year."

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