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However, he sustained damage to a suspensory ligament which supports the horse's weight and acts as a shock absorber for the leg - and trainer Charles Byrnes put him on the easy list late last year.
But we detected some heat in his suspensory ligament on Tuesday night and, I'm afraid plans have been put on hold.
it emerged that Here Comes Herbie had injured a suspensory ligament and connections decided to retire the horse.
05 Haydock Diamond Harry didn't enjoy the overnight accommodation at Wetherby and missed the Charlie Hall Chase due to being cast in his box, having missed the Gold Cup as a result of a suspensory ligament injury.
But having damaged a suspensory ligament, Mullins has decided to give John Brennan's gelding plenty of time to recover.
However, the suspensory ligament setback that kept Diamond Harry out of his only subsequent objective, the Cheltenham Gold Cup, did not occur until his preparation was stepped up for the festival.
A deliberate plan to bypass other events to ensure he was at his peak in the Gold Cup at Cheltenham was undermined when Diamond Harry sustained a suspensory ligament injury a fortnight before the race, for which he was as low as 7-1 in the betting.
A plan to bypass the King George and other targets to keep him fresh for the Cheltenham Gold Cup backfired when he succumbed to a suspensory ligament wound during his festival preparation.
Johnston has been forced to be patient with the five-year-old who suffered a suspensory ligament injury to his near-fore in the Japan Cup last season.
The horse ruptured his near fore suspensory ligament and, when we saw him in his box after the race, the hoof was literally hanging off.
Sure enough, he had torn the suspensory ligament in his near-fore, and we could only marvel at the gallantry he had displayed throughout that agonising final furlong.