The eight-year-old aroused from sleep lame on Monday, sparking panic amongst punters who had sponsored him for the Queen Monther Champion Chase, Wednesday’s function race on the Cheltenham Pageant.
Douvan and Min, the race’s two different authentic contenders, each noticed their costs slashed with the bookmakers, however they have got begun to glide once more this morning within the wake of Nicky Henderson’s newest replace.
“Happy to document that Altior is completely sound this morning so it’s all techniques opt for him within the Champion Chase,” Henderson wrote on Twitter.
However there was once some unhealthy information from the 67-year-old as Champion Hurdle favorite Buveur D’Air’s stablemate was once withdrawn.
“My Tent Or Yours is a non runner within the Unibet Champion Hurdle nowadays on veterinary recommendation,” Henderson added.
He have been the bearer of unhealthy information on Monday when he had reported that Altior, a two-time winner on the Cheltenham Pageant already, had evolved an issue.
“Altior was once sadly lame this morning in his close to fore leg and we have now positioned some puss within the frog (of his foot),” a commentary from Henderson learn the day gone by.
“He was once nonetheless in a position to workout within the water treadmill this morning, which he steadily does anyway, and a poultice will now be implemented and left on in a single day to attract out the puss.
“The foot may also be tubbed (stood in salt water) at common durations and the display will with a bit of luck get replaced very first thing the following day morning.
“Each our vet and farrier are operating very laborious and are greater than hopeful that he’s going to even be capable to canter the following day and due to this fact assured he’s going to be transparent to race on Wednesday.
“Clearly we will be able to observe the location and stay everyone up-to-the-minute along with his development however there shall be not anything extra to mention till the following day morning.”
Altior shall be looking for a 12th immediately win, a streak that stretches again to 2015, however will most likely accomplish that on heavy flooring for the primary time in his occupation.
The bottom was once declared heavy, comfortable in puts at the opening day of the Pageant, the worst stipulations for 36 years, and may end up trying out for the Patricia Pugh-owned horse.
However Henderson stays assured in his talent to give you the efficiency vital to conquer the remainder of the sphere.
“He was once superb at Newbury,” Henderson stated.
“He raced sweetly, jumped superbly and also you couldn’t write a greater script.”