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MIN: Former Festival hero sidelined until festive season, Willie Mullins confirms

Six-time Grade 1 winner Min will be out of race action until Christmas

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2CN17RT Horse Racing - Grand National Festival - Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, Britain - April 5, 2019 Ruby Walsh wins the 3.25 JLT Chase on Min Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

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.

WATCH: MIN SEES OFF SAINT CALVADOS IN THE 2020 RYANAIR UNDER PAUL TOWNEND [CREDIT: RACING TV]
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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.

Trainer Willie Mullins after Turban won the Underwriting Exchange Dan Moore Memorial Handicap Steeplechase at Fairyhouse Racecourse, Ratoath, Ireland.
Willie Mullins says Min “doesn’t owe us anything” after reporting of his recent surgery

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.

Min was no match for stable-mate Allaho in the Ryanair back in March, with the winner topping the market for the 2022 renewal

“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.”

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.

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