Popular grey chaser Monet’s Garden has returned home after fighting a hoof infection.

The 13-year-old returned to trainer Nicky Richards’ yard, Greystoke, in Cumbria yesterday (Thursday 17 February) after spending the past couple of months at Oaklands Veterinary Hospital.

Nicky had told H&H back in January that the horse had less than a 50/50 chance of survival after developing an infection in his off fore after his third Old Roan Chase victory.

But the horse is now reportedly settling back in well at home.

Owner David Wesley Yates told H&H on Monday the horse was “very fit, well and fresh” and that once he was home they could now start planning for his “active retirement”.