Flemenstar: last seen winning the Grade 2 Fortria Chase in NovemberPICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)
Flemenstar set to miss the rest of the season
FLEMENSTAR, the second-highest-rated chaser in Ireland, is unlikely to run again this season, according to trainer Tony Martin.
The nine-year-old, a three-time Grade 1 winner, has raced only once this season when landing the Grade 2 Fortria Chase at Navan in November on his first start for Martin.
He was withdrawn from the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown last month on the day before that Grade 1 event after suffering an injury to his off foreleg.
Speaking at Fairyhouse on Wednesday, Martin said: "We're still icing and hosing Flemenstar's tendon but I would say it is unlikely that he will run again this season. We're probably going to have to give him plenty of time."
Flemenstar's three Grade 1 wins were achieved when he was trained by Peter Casey. Owner Stephen Curran transferred the son of Flemensfirth to Martin in September.