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Racing news Flemenstar may miss Cheltenham

Flemenstar may miss Cheltenham11th February 2013

Trainer Peter Casey says Flemenstar is "very unlikely" to run at the Cheltenham Festival in March after being found to have a lung infection.

The Stephen Curran-owned eight-year-old, who finished second to Sir Des Champs in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown on Saturday, was diagnosed with the problem on Monday and is instead likely to be aimed at the big Aintree meeting in April.

Casey told Press Association Sport: "He'll be out for two to three weeks. It's a bad lung infection. He's going to be all right in the long term, but I would say Cheltenham is very unlikely now."

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