Meade’s stable star Road To Respect ruled out for the season with leg injury


Blow for Gigginstown House Stud-owned nine-year-old

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Road To Respect (right) - seen here en route to Ladbrokes Champion Chase victory at Down Royal in November - has been ruled out for the rest of the season


Noel Meade will be without his stable star Road To Respect for the remainder of the season after the four-time Grade 1 and Cheltenham Festival-winning chaser was found to have a leg injury after finishing a gallant third in the Savills Chase at Leopardstown last month, writes Brian Sheerin.

Road To Respect, who recorded back-to-back Ladbrokes Champion Chase wins at Down Royal in emphatic fashion at the beginning of the season, had been priced up at 5-1 to exact revenge over his Savills Chase conqueror Delta Work in the Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup.

However, the Gigginstown House Stud-owned Road To Respect will not be seen on a racecourse until next season with Meade hopeful of a full recovery.

Meade said: “We were a bit worried about him after Leopardstown and we were hoping for the best but it just didn't work out and unfortunately he's out for the rest of the season with a leg injury. It's probably not too bad but it's enough to stop him for the rest of the season."

It's probably not too bad but it's enough to stop him for the rest of the season.

- Noel Meade

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