Voy joy for Henderson

Steve Simpson.
Steve Simpson.
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Voy Por Ustedes has returned to training and joined Nicky Henderson.

The 2007 Queen Mother Champion Chase winner was last seen finishing down the field at Cheltenham in April for his former trainer Alan King, after which connections gave him time off.

During that time his owner Sir Robert Ogden had his veterinary team carry out a series of tests which revealed a couple of problems.

A statement released to Press Association Sport by Ogden’s racing manager Barry Simpson read: “Following the close of the 2009/10 season where the form of Voy Por Ustedes had deteriorated considerably, it was decided to carry out a full scale veterinary investigation.

“Subsequently, following several tests including a bone scan, it was found Voy Por Ustedes had sustained a fracture to his ilium wing and was also suffering from significant pain in his lumbar region and left hind stifle.

“It was thought the fracture occurred early on in training during 2009 and possibly during his race at Ascot where he jumped so badly when finishing third to Albertas Run in the Amlin Chase. It should be stressed the normal symptoms shown for this type of injury were not apparent at that time.

“Sir Robert’s veterinary team imposed a strict regime for the horse to follow and it is only now the horse is completely sound. It is far too early to say if the treatment and rest will be sufficient for the horse to stand training.