Cheltenham Festival 2018: Fox Norton ruled out of next month’s Cheltenham meeting through injury

FOX NORTON will miss the Cheltenham Festival after being ruled out for the season with a leg injury.

The news won’t solely come as a bitter blow to many punters, but in addition to his coach Colin Tizzard.

 Foxy Norton is out of the Cheltenham Festival next month

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Cunning Norton is out of the Cheltenham Festival next month

Fox Norton was many individuals's tip to win the Ryanair Chase at next month's horse racing extravaganza.

And the bookies clearly fancied him additionally, making him the second favorite for the race.

Joe Tizzard, the coach's son and assistant, stated: "Sadly, Fox Norton will miss the Cheltenham Festival and the remaining of the season because of a slight suspensory injury."

The eight-yr-previous completed runner-as much as Particular Tiara within the Queen Mom Champion Chase on the Cheltenham meeting final yr.

 The second favourite for the Ryanair Chase has been ruled out for the season with a leg injury

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The second favorite for the Ryanair Chase has been ruled out for the season with a leg injury
 Robbie Power and trainer Colin Tizzard after winning the BoyleSport Champion Steeplechase on Fox Norton at Punchestown

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Robbie Energy and coach Colin Tizzard after profitable the BoyleSport Champion Steeplechase on Fox Norton at Punchestown

After the 2017 pageant, Fox Norton went on to win at Aintree and Punchestown festivals.

This season he completed an in depth second to Politologue within the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown Park.

He was then upped to 3 miles for the King George VI Chase on Boxing Day however disillusioned – however his poor displaying was later found to be right down to the horse struggling with a spinal difficulty.

His odds of claiming glory at Cheltenham have been solely simply behind the favorite and final yr's winner Un De Sceaux.

FOX NORTON will miss the Cheltenham Festival after being ruled out for the season with a leg injury.