Puffin Billy hit by colic

Puffin Billy will miss his intended run at Haydock on Saturday due to a bout of colic.

The five-year-old gelding was due to carry top weight in the Handicap Hurdle in an attempt to get his career back on track after some recent reverses.

Trainer Oliver Sherwood tweeted: "Regret Billy is a non runner on sat as got colic - down at valley equine hospital for check ups #fingerscrossed."