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Bury Parade to miss Cheltenham Festival

Last Updated: 04/03/14 1:51pm

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Bury Parade: Set to miss Festival

Bury Parade: Set to miss Festival

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Bury Parade is unlikely to take up either of his engagements at Cheltenham next week and instead wait for a race at either Sandown or Punchestown.

The bet365 Gold Cup at the Esher venue on April 26 is a possible target for the Paul Nicholls-trained eight-year-old, as is the big meeting in Ireland the following week.

"I think he'll either go to Punchestown or to Sandown for what was the Whitbread. Cheltenham's not the plan as far as I know," said Harry Herbert, racing manager for owners Highclere Thoroughbred Racing.

Bury Parade, runner-up in the BetBright Chase at Kempton on his latest start, has entries in the Baylis & Harding Affordable Luxury Handicap Chase and the Byrne Group Plate at Cheltenham.

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