Christmas, who is based at Silkstone Common, near Barnsley, said of the 10-year-old: "I bought him privately in May 2013 but he's had a string of injuries since then and was forced to miss the 2015 season after fracturing a splint bone
We have been investigating why he is lame on his off-fore splint bone
and we're trying to work out what is the best course of treatment to get him back on the racecourse as soon as possible.
The top of the splint bone
fractures and can cause serious lameness initially, but the bones then knit together, which is what causes the small lump.
His SEASON was BROUGHT tO an abrupt end THROUGH injury, ALTHOUGH his recent NOTTINGHAM VICTORY SHOWED he is nOw cOmpletely RECOVERED FROM that fractured splint bOne
and is a real fOrce tO be RECKONED with.
The five-year-old was last seen finishing third in the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, but fractured a splint bone
He has suffered a small fracture of a splint bone
in a hand leg - the obvious race for him is the [Argento Chase] race at Cheltenham in January," said the 2010 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero's trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies.
Twiston-Davies said: "He's suffered a small fracture of a splint bone
in a hind leg unfortunately.
Griffin said: "He fractured a splint bone
and had to have an operation.
Katherine was glad to be back competing with St Merryn," added Felicity, "As the horse broke a splint bone
the night before last year's championships.
The injury, a fracture in the splint bone
behind the 4-year-old colt's right shin, was discovered in X-rays after swelling appeared following a workout Sunday morning at Santa Anita.
X-rays have shown that Double Trigger did not break an ofore splint bone
in his third Doncaster Cup victory earlier in the month but trainer Mark
Ben Schachter at Wellington Equine, Wellington, FL, operated on a racehorse named Balloo to repair a fractured splint bone