Martin Keighley has been dealt a blow with the news Havingotascoobydo has been ruled out for the season through injury.
The seven-year-old was second favourite for the Cheltenham Novices’ Chase (formerly Centenary Novices’ Chase) at the Festival next month, and had put together a series of good efforts this season.
However, he damaged his back when being put through his paces on the schooling grounds and will not run again this term.
Keighley tweeted: “Havingotascoobydo damaged some back muscles schooling and won’t be back in time for Cheltenham, so we’ve decided to finish him for the season.
“The whole team are so disappointed as he was going there with such a great chance.”