Thistlecrack ruled out of Cheltenham

His trainer confirmed he has a tendon tear

Thistlecrack ruled out of Cheltenham

Thistlecrack ridden by Tom Scudamore on the way to winning the Ryanair World Hurdle. Image: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Thistlecrack has been ruled out of this year's Cheltenham festival after his trainer confirmed today that the horse suffered a tendon injury.

One of the big favourites for this year's Timico Gold Cup, Thistlecrack will now miss the majority, if not all of the jump season, as he recovers from his injury.

 

Tom Scudamore celebrates winning the Ryanair World Hurdle on Thistlecrack
Image: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

His trainer, Colin Tizzard, confirmed the news to the Racing Post:

This year's Cheltenham Festival runs from the 14th-17th March.