OH NO, SIR Triumph Hurdle hope Sir Erec has a stone bruise
Speaking yesterday, O'Brien said: "Sir Erec has picked up a stone bruise
but otherwise he's in very good shape and as the race is eight days away he should be fine to run.
O'Brien said: "Rip Van Winkle pulled out sore this morning and when we took the shoe off one of his front legs, we found a stone bruise
The seven-year-old will be a first Gold Cup ride for Tom O'Brien, who is enjoying a fine STONE BRUISE
SCARE FOR SIR EREC PAGE 2 season.
Last year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner missed last week's Prince of Wales's Stakes owing to a stone bruise
to a foot and connections have decided to take the colt home.
Supporters of Rip Van Winkle in the 2000 Guineas were also given cause for concern after Aidan O'Brien revealed the highly-regarded colt had suffered a stone bruise
She got a minor stone bruise
this morning so she wasn't able to work but she is a real class mile-and-a-half filly.
Howard Johnson's talented hurdler was taken out of yesterday's Rendlesham Hurdle at Haydock with a stone bruise
and will now be primed for a chasing career rather than head to the Festival this term.
The injury is believed to be unrelated to the stone bruise
on the same leg (off-fore) that had threatened her participation.
"Footsteps had a little bit of a stone bruise
yesterday but he is in good form.
Sir Alex Ferguson's Heritage Hall was an absentee from the Merrion Race because of a minor stone bruise
, but O'Brien still triumphed as Kinane switched to the newcomer Royal Kingdom.
After overcoming trouble in running to take the Group 2 bet365 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket in July, Gustav Klimt was due to run in the Group 1 National Stakes at the Curragh last Sunday only to miss the race when reported to have sustained a stone bruise