Paul Nicholls misplaced a race in opposition to time to arrange Clan Des Obeaux for Aintree.
The 2-time King George VI Chase winner had made good progress after a suspensive damage forward of an anticipated return to motion on the Grand Nationwide assembly, the place he was as a result of defend his Aintree Bowl title.
The 11-year-old, owned by Paul Barber, Ged Mason and Sir Alex Ferguson, was final seen ending second to Allaho on the Punchestown Gold Cup final April.
Clan Des Obeaux had made progress of their rehabilitation, however Nicholls determined he wouldn’t try a hat trick within the race he gained in 2021 and 2022 and would wait out the subsequent time period with the five-time winner of the primary yr as an alternative.
He stated: “We have now no extra time to arrange it so we should wait till subsequent season.
“He had just a little suspense downside and he did all the things and did properly.
“He did a very good job final week on the surface and he simply flared up once more.
“The warning mild is flashing and we simply have not had sufficient time to repair it, so we needed to take away stumps for the season.
“Sadly, regardless that we and everybody have tried to arrange it, we cannot be capable of.”
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