Cheltenham: Coneygree to miss Cotswold Chase on Festival Trials Day

Coneygree's last victory came at Sandown in November 2015

Coneygree will not run in the Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham on Saturday, says assistant trainer Sara Bradstock.

She said it was decided the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, who has been pulled up in two starts this season, would miss the race because of the testing ground.

He will instead return in the Denman Chase at Newbury on 10 February.

"We just don't want to rush him back and run on horrible ground," said Bradstock.

Bristol De Mai, trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies, is the favourite for the Cotswold Chase on Festival Trials Day.

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