DELTA Work has been ruled out of the WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup by trainer Gordon Elliott.
The eight-year-old is a multiple Grade 1 winner and was fifth behind Al Boum Photo in the Cheltenham highlight last March.
He was last seen in action when third to Kemboy in the Grade 1 Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown’s Dublin Racing Festival.
However, a problem has emerged since then and Elliott fears it has probably put an end to Delta Work’s campaign.
He said: “Unfortunately, Delta Work has suffered a setback which has shown up since he last ran at Leopardstown.
“It’s going to rule him out of the Gold Cup and probably the rest of the season.”