Talking Horses: BHA urges Nicky Henderson to clarify Altior plans

Ruling body intervened on Wednesday evening to point out that the steeplechaser is still entered at Kempton on Saturday

In a startling development, racing’s ruling body announced on Wednesday evening that Altior was still entered in Saturday’s Silviniaco Conti Chase at Kempton, despite Nicky Henderson having ruled him out of the race on Tuesday. The British Horseracing Authority added that it would be sending a vet to Henderson’s Lambourn stable on Thursday to examine Altior and urged the trainer to clarify his plans for the horse “as soon as he can”.

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