Later that evening, we found a little stone bruise
O'Brien said: "Rip Van Winkle pulled out sore this morning and when we took the shoe off one of his front legs, we found a stone bruise
It's not serious, just a small stone bruise
, and he will be fine," said Nobutaka Tada, spokesperson for owner Hidetoshi Yamamoto and trainer Kazuo Fujisawa.
The gelding, a useful stayer on the Flat for Mick Channon, suffered a stone bruise
at the end of last week and was forced to miss an intended engagement at Sandown on Friday.
The pair were among nine acceptors for Ascot's flagship chase, with the most notable defector being Rubi Light, who is forced to miss the trip after sustaining a stone bruise
Withdrawn last week at Clonmel due to a stone bruise
, he looked a fair horse when he routed his rivals with an all the way success on his sole outing in a bumper at Navan last season.
Supporters of Rip Van Winkle in the 2000 Guineas were also given cause for concern after Aidan O'Brien revealed the highly-regarded colt had suffered a stone bruise
The trainer said: "It looks like he's picked up some sort of stone bruise
yesterday and the vet wouldn't pass him this morning so we had to take him out.
She got a minor stone bruise
this morning so she wasn't able to work but she is a real class mile-and-a-half filly.
Howard Johnson's talented hurdler was taken out of yesterday's Rendlesham Hurdle at Haydock with a stone bruise
and will now be primed for a chasing career rather than head to the Festival this term.
The injury is believed to be unrelated to the stone bruise
on the same leg (off-fore) that had threatened her participation.
Footsteps had a little bit of a stone bruise
yesterday but he is in good form.