I am sorry to say that Rock On Ruby will miss the Ladbrokes World Hurdle after working poorly at home this morning.
He was clearly not himself which is very disappointing for everyone involved with the horse.
He scoped dirty afterwards and is now on a course of antibiotics.
We had high hopes of Ruby at Cheltenham. We will now be doing all we can to get him right, freshen him up and prepare him for the race at Aintree in which he finished a close second to The New One a year ago.
It could be a tight schedule though it helps that there are four weeks this year between Cheltenham and Aintree.
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