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Rubi Light

Rubi Light was suffering from a lung infection when he trailed home a well-beaten third behind Flemenstar and Sir Des Champs in the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase.

Trainer Robbie Hennessy is pleased an explanation has been found for that display and is also thrilled his charge does not require a breathing operation, and he will now drop in trip for the Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase at Leopardstown on December 27, rather than run in the Lexus Chase a day later.

"We put an on-board scope on him on Friday and galloped him hard," said County Meath-based Hennessy.

"It showed up that he had mucus on his lungs and, in a way, it was a bit of a relief. Barry Geraghty said when he got to the third-last he stopped very quickly and his breathing didn't sound right.

"We were fearing that he might need a breathing op so I'm delighted that we've found the infection as it's easily treated.

"He's on something now until Christmas Day and hopefully he'll be fine to run in the Dial-A-Bet on the 27th - I think that looks the best option. I know it's two miles, but the Lexus looks very hot this year."

30 January 2015

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Chocolat looks sweet at Sandown
Pree primed for big Towton run
Hopes rise for Wetherby
Mai heads Sandown Contenders
Walters Kean for National win
Newbury to stage veterans' hurdle
Polamco aiming to be Sandown Hero
Johnson seeks Champagne celebration
Dude set for two National prep runs
Leopardstown date for D'Antan
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Aigles skips Dubai trip
Uxizandre team eye date with Grugy
Wetherby announce inspection plan
Melodic in Exeter frame
Chepstow gets go-ahead
Catterick abandoned
Classy display from Vercingetorix
Ffos Las blow for Carruthers
McCoy in line for Coneygree mount
Blossoming Serge in Supreme hat
Peace declared for Triumph
Hercules features in Bartlett
Games given Neptune entry

29 January 2015

Good news for Burke after X-rays
Bayan handed French mission
Exciting Eagle ready for action
Ellison on Red alert
Brother sets sail for Festival date
Ferof takes Ascot acid test
Cogry has dual Festival options
Hourigan duo to duck National Trial
Salsify back in Foxhunter frame
Wintry Catterick calls inspection
Chepstow on weather watch
Musselburgh bids to beat weather
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Henderson at Peace for Triumph
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Unioniste set for Newbury outing
Bolger left in awe of super Sceaux
Sam set for Gold run
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28 January 2015

Charities get O'Sullevan boost
Betway boosts sponsorship portfolio
Estrella waits on record bid
Spring not on Focus agenda
Warne on comeback trail
Warne on comeback trail
Mann planning Bleu National prep
Henderson dealt Triolo blow
Tornado blows hot at Taunton
Mann duo head to Musselburgh
Ginge given Scilly date
Cue Card goes back to basics
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Shark angling for Punchestown prize
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Ruby handed World ticket

27 January 2015

No worries at Wetherby
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Ellison duo primed for Supreme test
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Master retains Festival options
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Dettori possible for National role
Uttoxeter bid appeals for Murphy
Ryanair defence likely for Dynaste
Palace stars in Towton fifteen
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Jezki 'fine' after Hurricane defeat
Sire satisfies in schooling session
Sceaux leaves Mullins purring
Faugheen fancied for Walsh mount

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