Bury Parade to miss Cheltenham Festival
Last Updated: 04/03/14 1:51pm
Bury Parade: Set to miss Festival
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.