The heavy favourite for the Grade One had been reported as being lame on Monday regarding pus in his foot, but Henderson announced via Twitter that the eight-year-old would take to the course at the Cheltenham Festival.
Twitter: Pleased to report that Altior is perfectly sound this morning so it’s all systems go for him in the Champion Chase.… https://t.co/KCpunLgWnv (@sevenbarrows)
Overnight treatment seems to have done the trick for Altior, unbeaten in his career over jumps.
At the same time however, Henderson announced that another gelding from his stable – My Tent or Yours – would be withheld from the Champion Hurdle on day one of the Festival, upon receiving advice from veterinary professionals.
The horse had been fancied as a shot to beat last year’s winner, Buveur D’Air.
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