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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 nationwidevehiclecontracts.co.uk 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."