Simonsig ruled out of King George
Simonsig has been ruled out of the William Hill King George VI Chase on Friday week.
The grey, who has not run since winning the Arkle Trophy in 2013, had been due to make his long-awaited return in the Peterborough Chase but he was unable to take up his entry after a couple of ‘blips’ in his preparations.
Nicky Henderson had warned the King George VI might not be the ideal comeback target and he has now confirmed the eight-year-old will miss the December 26 showcase.
“He is not going to run in the King George,” Henderson told the Racing Post.
“He is a bit stop-start at the moment. It has been two steps forward, one step back and sometimes two back. It is frustrating.”
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