Leading trainer Willie Mullins gave an positive update on the situation of his Gold Cup contender Kemboy explaining that he will finally be able to make entries for the seven year old.
The Cheltenham hall of fame trainer has revealed negotiations over settling the issues which have stopped him from entering his three time Grade One winner in any races, will be resolved within the next few days.
This not just good news for the trainer but also for the sport as there was a rumour that the once Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite my not have been able to enter the race due to the problems that are ongoing with his owners.
Kemboy along with many other horses under the ownership of the Supreme Horse Racing Club who have more or less been stopped from running any horses since last month by a suspension initially placed on the ownership syndicate by Horse Racing Ireland but later on they added to this by stopping and voiding any registrations following a constant failure to provide requested information.
The Syndicate have now officially been stopped from from owning or even part-owning horses registered under rules in Ireland.
(Credit At The Races) Mullins said: “I know there’s a lot of behind the scenes work going on.
“From what I can gather, that could all be sorted in the next day or so. It is very close to being resolved.”
The suspension of horses for the ownership has meant that Kemboy could not make his intended seasonal debut in the Ladbrokes Champion Chase at Down Royal on November 2nd that was won by the Noel Meade trained Road To Respect for the second year running.
Mullins is now very hopeful that the whole matter that could cause Kemboy harm in his bid for the big one at Prestbury Park, will be resolved sooner rather than later so he can get his Punchestown Gold Cup winner back on track.
The Savills Chase on December 28th at Leopardstown is now the new intended target for the gelding and he will be looking to defend his title after winning the contest last season.
Mullins added: “We are all trying to make that deadline and at the moment I would say that looks good."