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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

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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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