Note
14 Feb 2011 | 19:15
Nag Me about
To add a NagMe alert you must sign in.
Forgot password?
Not a member yet?

Search: Horse Jockey Trainer Owner All

William's meets with setbackHeadlines
William's Wishes

Williams's Wishes has been ruled out for the season through injury.

Trainer Evan Williams and his team have decided to draw stumps for the current campaign after the smart chaser picked up a hind leg problem that caused him to miss a clash with Sprinter Sacre in the Victor Chandler Chase at Cheltenham on Saturday.

"He's out for the season," said the Vale of Glamorgan handler.

"He was lame on Saturday and it was getting better every day, but he was on anti-inflammatories since Saturday.

"I went to the races and my assistant James Tudor wasn't happy. The vet was there and we scanned him. He's had a bang behind and we're not happy to carry on.

"We could try to get him back but we're not because we are better off waiting and having another go next year. He's still unexposed. He has had problems behind before but the vets could never put their finger on it. We just gave him time and he came back.

"Just because he has taken another step up I don't want to get him into a big race and then damage him doing it.

"He was probably 70% or 80% better throughout the week but it was probably a result of the anti-inflammatories helping him and the truth of the matter is we've had to make the decision to stop with him and get him ready for next year."

Williams's Wishes, who has won all his five races over fences, holds entries in the sportingbet.com Queen Mother Champion Chase and the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March.

23 May 2017

John Gosden accepts big Derby hope Cracksman is 'a touch light on experience'
Robert Eddery eyeing Ayr target with Equimou
Roger Charlton finds excuse for Fair Eva run in 1000 Guineas at Newmarket
Marvellous Minding on Gold trail at Curragh
Aidan O'Brien dominates entry for Irish 1,000 Guineas at Curragh
Churchill tops nine for Irish Guineas as he chases Classic double at the Curragh
Well-bred Terrakova storms to Saint-Cloud success
Willie McCreery wants rain for Ayr-bound Elm Grove
Aidan O'Brien dealt Seventh Heaven Coronation Cup blow
Andrew Balding bullish about Epsom Oaks contender Horseplay
Cracksman pleases John Gosden as Investec Derby hope enjoys Epsom spin
So Mi Dar heads eight to take Brigadier Gerard test at Sandown
Karl Burke on Haydock weather watch as dry spell threatens Quiet Reflection run
James Cummings handed key Godolphin role in Australia
Agony for in-running punters at Carlisle as Ventura Dragon floors Seyaady
Sensational Solow retired by Freddy Head
Hawkbill pencilled in for French mission
Atty Persse set for Haydock in preparation for Royal Ascot
Poet's Vanity returns to sprinting in Sandy Lane at Haydock
Profitable on course for King's Stand defence at Royal Ascot
Quiet Reflection and Acapulco feature among 13 Temple possibles
Khairaat in Wolferton frame following victorious Chester return
Curragh bow possible for Persuasive

22 May 2017

Last-gasp Ventura Dragon verdict spells gloom for in-running punters at Carlisle
Gerald Mosse recruited as retained rider for Phoenix Thoroughbreds
Denaar set for Royal Ascot trip after impressing at Newbury
Curragh-bound Churchill 'very unlikely' to go for Derby
Caravaggio powers to comeback success at Naas
Delight for Michael Grassick as Texas Rock floors Whitecliffsofdover at Naas
Juddmonte International could feature in long-term plans for Ribchester
Too Many Diamonds continues in prolific form at Market Rasen
'Everything' to be discussed as Galileo Gold team look to the futre
William Buick to appeal riding ban that rules him out of Derby meeting
Soul Stirring makes history as first Classic winner for Frankel
Barry McHugh concussed but escapes serious injury after Thirsk spill

21 May 2017

Bargain-buy Listen Dear back to winning ways at Limerick
Red Verdon in line for weekend outing at Goodwood
Charlie Appleby happy with Wuheida progress
Saeed bin Suroor hoping to take Derby chance with Dubai Thunder
Cloud Computing claims Preakness as Always Dreaming foiled
'Dazed' Barry McHugh taken to hospital after Thirsk fall
John Oxx sweet on Navan scorer Naughty Or Nice
Richard Fahey on cloud nine as Ribchester cuts loose in Lockinge at Newbury
Defoe scores for Roger Varian at Newbury
Shaneshill claims Auteuil prize for Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins
Gerald Mosse rules at Newmarket on Grey Britain
Hawkbill back on the winning trail at Newbury
Jessica Harrington hoping Alpha Centauri can star at Naas
Royal runner Call To Mind tees off in Fairway Stakes at Newmarket

20 May 2017

Caravaggio bids for Lacken glory on Naas return
William Buick set to miss Derby meeting after York riding ban
Tomyris in frame for Coronation Stakes after York triumph
South African ace Gavin Lerena off the mark at Newmarket
Ryan Moore shines as Dartmouth lifts Yorkshire Cup for the Queen
Aidan O'Brien takes Lockinge plunge with progressive Somehow
St James's Palace set to be next target for Guineas runner-up Barney Roy
Aljezeera on trial for Epsom Oaks in Newbury heat
Sir Michael Stoute has Across The Stars back in the groove at Newbury
Hugo Palmer insists Galileo Gold is 'fit and ready' for Lockinge test at Newbury

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2017