Cheltenham winner Douvan has continued his torrid run of luck after Willie Mullins confimed yesterday that the Chaser will be out for the remained of the season.
Douvan is an experienced horse with six grade-one wins under his belt. This setback comes after he managed only two runs last year following another leg injury to the same leg.
The 8-year-old has an impressive record having won 13 races out of 16 – incuding eight grade-ones.
Speaking at Naas on Sunday Mullins revealed the news:
“It looks like he’s out for the season. It’s a little lesion on a little tendon at the back of his pastern. It’s similar to what he had last year, but higher up, it’s an unusual injury.”
— Lee Davies (@Leetrav) November 4, 2018
At 8-years-old and in his prime, Mullins will be hoping Douvan makes a recovery sooner rather than later.