BLAKLION is not going to take up his entry within the Grand Nationwide after sustaining an damage to his hind leg.
Philip Kirby’s gelding was as a result of make his first begin for the coach however will now miss the remainder of the season.
The information comes as an enormous blow to connections, who splashed out £300,000 for the ten-year-old final month.
Kirby tweeted: “It’s with a heavy coronary heart we announce that Blaklion is not going to be working within the Grand Nationwide as a result of a setback with a hind leg.
“It is extremely unhappy for his homeowners and everybody right here at Inexperienced Oaks however he’s comfy and let’s hope this time subsequent yr we will have one other crack at it.”
The Cheltenham Competition winner was brought-down in final yr’s race however had beforehand completed fourth behind runaway winner One For Arthur.
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Kirby will be hoping for better luck on Saturday, where he fields South Seas for the same owners in the Lincoln.
The former Group 3 winner is a general 14-1 shot for the big Flat handicap at Doncaster, where he’ll get the services of top jock Jamie Spencer.