Headlines unlikely for Ascot

  • Last Updated: January 16 2013, 9:59 GMT

Hit The Headlines is unlikely to make the journey from Ireland for Saturday's Keltbray Holloway's Hurdle at Ascot.

Swann: Unlikely to send Hit The Headlines to Ascot
Swann: Unlikely to send Hit The Headlines to Ascot

A smart sort for Nicky Henderson in bumpers and as a novice over hurdles, the seven-year-old joined Charlie Swan during the summer and was not disgraced when fourth in a decent race at Leopardstown on his debut for the yard over the Christmas period.

However, the possible participation of Peddlers Cross means Hit The Headlines could be out of the handicap this weekend and with the forecast uncertain for the rest of the week, Hit The Headlines is set to stay at home.

Swan said: "He probably won't be travelling looking at the forecast.

"It looks pretty bad at the moment and we might just stay at home with our horse and go for the Boylesports Hurdle in Leopardstown at the end of the month (January 26)."

Swan also has Sands Cove engaged in the Holloway's Hurdle, but he is even further out of the handicap than his stablemate and the trainer confirmed he, too, would not be making the journey to Ascot.

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