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Grands Crus to be treated for breathing issue after Paddy Power Gold Cup

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: November 20, 2012

David Pipe (left) and Gerry Supple with Grands Crus at David's racing stables in Nicholashayne near Wellington

David Pipe (left) and Gerry Supple with Grands Crus at David's racing stables in Nicholashayne near Wellington

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Grands Crus is to be treated for a breathing issue detected after his ordinary run in last Saturday’s Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham.

David Pipe’s grey, who set a high standard in staying hurdles and won last year’s Feltham Novices’ Chase, went off the 7-4 favourite for the first major handicap of the season but was pulled up before the second-last fence.

“Geoff Lane [a renowned vet] had a look at him and he wasn’t happy with his wind,” Pipe said yesterday. “It’s ongoing, but I should think we’ll do something about it this week.”

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