Racehorse Inglis Drever’s future yet to be decided following injury

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  • The future of racehorse Inglis Drever is yet to be decided after he suffered a leg injury at Newbury last weekend.

    The three-time Cheltenham World Hurdle winner will spend at least six weeks on box rest before trainer Howard Johnson and owner Graham Wylie decide whether he will retire or return to training.

    Inglis Drever was pulled up by jockey Denis O’Regan while attempting to win his fourth Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury’s Hennessy meeting last Saturday (29 November).

    He was found to have partially slipped a tendon off his near hind hock.

    Howard Johnson’s daughter Lucy Forbes told H&H: “ We are literally waiting to see what happens — all we know at the moment is that he needs 6 weeks’ box rest.

    “The tendon has not totally come off and he’s been checked by the vet again yesterday and is happy in himself.

    “We will be taking him to an equine spa at the end of his rest period as if he is retired he needs to be well enough to hack out — he’s not the type of horse to want to stay in.

    “He’s a little monkey and likes to be busy.”

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