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Montbazon to bypass Festival for Aintree.

Byline: ChrisWright

ALAN KING is set to bypass the Cheltenham Bumper and wait for the Aintree equivalent for Montbazon.

The four-year-old won the pounds 50,000 DBS Spring Sales Bumper at Doncaster on Saturday as he liked the look of the high-class prospect.

He is entered at the Festival, but King said: "That was an important race to win, and Montbazon looks very good.

"Cheltenham will come too quick, so we will keep him back for Aintree and he is a very exciting prospect."

King also revealed that Arkle favourite Medermit came through his latest piece of work fine.

He said: "Medermit worked on the grass on Saturday and will school on Monday, so it is a case of just keeping the squad in good order over the next 10 days."

Meanwhile Riverside Theatre has been ruled out of the Ryanair Chase with a hairline fracture to his pelvis.

Nicky Henderson's seven-year-old had been second favourite for the Cheltenham Festival showpiece following his victory in the Betfair Ascot Chase last month.

Henderson said: "Riverside was lame after exercise on Friday and, as a result, we found he had suffered a hairline fracture to his pelvis. Although we hoped the problem was muscular, a scan revealed that to be not the case. I have spoken to the vets and we are confident he'll be fine for next season."
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Mar 7, 2011
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