The Kim Bailey trained Vinndication was found to be lame after his Ladbrokes Trophy fall on Saturday and now the seven year old will take some time out before his handler find his next event.
The gelding was only seen twice last season with his run at Ascot shaking up the handicap chasing division with how classy a performance it was when landing the Sodexo Gold Cup.
He then went to Cheltenham where he was sent off favourite for the Ultima Handicap and although running a cracker, could only finish fourth of the 23 runners.
He was back for another term in the Charlie Hall Chase when going on to finish a superb second behind King George fancy Cyrname and from there it was all systems go for the Ladbrokes Trophy.
The son of Vinnie Roe was sent of favourite for the event on Saturday off top weight and although travelling well, fell at a crucial part of the race and after that Bailey reported the gelding came home lame after an x-ray.
He will now be given a rest and the yard will decide where next to send the stable star and overall they are glad the x-ray returned no fracture.
(Credit ATR) Kim Bailey said: “Vinndication was running the race of his life on Saturday, but when coming to the cross fence at Newbury something happened, and however many times I watched the replay I am still not sure, but it all went wrong.
“David Bass initially thought that he had lost his iron and just fallen off, but on the replay it looked like Vinny either slipped and lost his propulsion – either way he lost his jockey and almost came down. Hugely frustrating.
“Vinny seemed fine after, but then he stiffened up and became lame behind after an hour. A visit on the way home to Donnington Vets for x-rays showed no fracture, so rest is the immediate cure and see how he is a in a few days time.”