Home Farm: dirty scope rules leading hope out of Saturday's featurePICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)
Well-backed Home Farm misses Cheltenham chase
HOME FARM, who was no bigger than 8-1 for Saturday's Stewart Family Thank You Gold Cup at Cheltenham, has been ruled out of the handicap chase.
The Irish Grand National third had been well-backed to land the £100,000 event, but was found to be unwell on Wednesday morning and will not travel from Ireland for the race.
Trainer Arthur Moore said: "He didn't scope clean this morning and won't be travelling to Cheltenham for the December Gold Cup."
The six-year-old is 12-1 joint-favourite with leading Coral Welsh National fancy Goonyella for the €190,000 Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown on December 27.