'So far, so good' for Buzz in injury rehabilitation

Cesarewitch winner suffered fractured pelvis when preparing for Long Walk Hurdle.

BUZZ winning the Coral Hurdle (Registered As The Ascot Hurdle) (Grade 2) (GBB Race)
BUZZ winning the Coral Hurdle (Registered As The Ascot Hurdle) (Grade 2) (GBB Race) Picture: Pat Healy Photography

Cesarewitch winner and former leading Stayers' Hurdle hope Buzz  will undergo the next stage of his rehabilitation next week, according to trainer Nicky Henderson.

Buzz advertised his Cheltenham credentials when taking the Coral Hurdle at Ascot, but suffered a fractured pelvis ahead of a return to the Berkshire track for his next intended target, the Long Walk Hurdle.

Henderson is "hopeful" that the exciting grey will make a full recovery.

He said: "Buzz is being a good patient. The view is to re-examine and re-scan that pelvis on Monday, or the beginning of next week.

"He is a lovely horse and he is having a boring time, poor boy, but he has been very good. So far, so good, but it is a long process."

Henderson, who missed seeing Constitution Hill land the Tolworth Hurdle last weekend because he was self-isolating after contracting Covid-19, has been given the all-clear and is looking forward to getting out and about again.

"I've been box walking, but I'm feeling all right," said Henderson.

"Like Buzz, I've been very good and I'm being allowed out. In truth, they'll be glad to get rid of me."

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