2020 Ryanair Chase winner Min will not be seen on the racetrack until at least Christmas after undergoing surgery on his hind leg, according to Closutton chief Willie Mullins.
The son of Walk In The Park claimed a third Grade 1 John Durkan at Punchestown last December but was subsequently pulled up on his following two starts, including in the defence of his Prestbury Park crown back in March.
Mullins told the Racing Post: “Min picked up an injury in his hind leg. We have operated on him and we’ll have to see how he recovers from that operation before making any decisions on his future.
“You could see him out in the second-half of the season.
“He obviously doesn’t owe us anything and he’s been a fantastic horse over the years but we’ll see how he is and take it from there.”