Cheltenham Festival 2020: Chacun Pour Soi ruled out of the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase


Chacun Pour Soi ruled out of the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham Festival… just a day after Altior was withdrawn

Chacun Pour Soi has been declared a non-runner in the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham Festival.

Willie Mullins’ charge was set to clash with main market rival Defi Du Seuil in Wednesday’s two-mile Grade One feature, but has been withdrawn with a vets certificate.

Chacun Pour Soi reportedly has an abscess and will now miss the race. Joe Chambers, racing manager for owner Rich Ricci, said: ‘He’s just got a bit of pus in a foot. It’s a 24-hour thing. It’s disappointing, but what can you do?’

Chacun Pour Soi won’t take part in the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase on Wednesday

The race is already without defending champion Altior – who was withdrawn on Tuesday after suffering a late setback.

Altior’s trainer Nicky Henderson announced on Sunday morning the brilliant two-miler was lame, after a dormant splint that had never caused a problem to the 10-year-old previously ‘reared its ugly head’.

The situation had improved markedly on Monday and he was declared for the two-mile showpiece at the 48-hour stage, although Henderson stressed more progress was needed and that he would not have run if the race had been then.



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