By Racing Post staff 2:32PM 10 MAR 2017
THE festival injury list added another famous name on Friday as Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup hope Don Poli was ruled out of the the race by his trainer Gordon Elliott.
Elliott, writing on his Betfair blog, said: “Unfortunately Don Poli has picked up an injury and will not make it to this year’s festival. We are all very disappointed as he was in great form and we were really looking forward to him running.
“We may reshuffle our deck but I will discussing that with [owners] Eddie and Michael [O’Leary] in the coming days.”
Don Poli was a general 16-1 shot for next Friday’s race.
More to follow . . .