Heart problem delays Bright Forecast
After he was discovered to be afflicted by a fibrillating heart, ben Paulings celebrity youngster Bright Forecast will not run until the year.
Powerful on his first two starts over hurdles last year, his campaign with a superb effort rounded off to finish third at the Ballymore Novices Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March.
Pauling looked forward to seeing his charge embark on a career over fences this period, but this setback could lead to a reversal of plan.
Bright Forecast did a piece of work which led to us doing a few tests on him. The evaluations revealed that he had a fibrillating heart, confirmed the Gloucestershire-based trainer.
He subsequently went to Rossdales Equine Hospital in Newmarket in which under the oversight of Celia Marr (a specialist in equine internal medicine), had this issue adjusted and his center is currently back in rhythm.
Hes been established at Henrietta Knights because and is doing very well. He should go back to training in the next few weeks and trotting and is currently walking.
The strategy with him had been to go over fences this year, but theres a chance today that well remain over hurdles. Hes only five and comes with a huge future ahead of himso were eager to give him all the time he needs rather than rush him back