Sue Smith has just phoned to say McG will NOT run in the veterans Chase at Doncaster next Wednesday 23rd Feb.
A minor foot injury has not fully responded to treatment and he is still slightly lame so, disappointed as I am, deep down I was worried about the 3ml trip, a distance over which he has never won, and the likely prospect of one or two specialist 3 milers in the field.
So its got to be que sera sera with McG and we`ll have to wait for another day for him.
Disappointment is tempered by the fact that Sue has entered a McGoldrick substitute in the veterans race, a category of race into which Leac an Scail now falls, so lets hope he …..as a “young” veteran can bring a big smile to members of the Leac an Scail partnerships faces next Wednesday. Leac usually needs two or three races to get him fully wound up, so hopefully he`ll be there to run a big race for us next week