Time Out of Cheltenham contention

Time Electric will not run in the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival.

Time Electric will not run in the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival.

Tom Mullins’ much-vaunted six-year-old was a leading contender for the race but will instead go for the Punchestown equivalent in April.

Mullins told the Racing Post: “His owner (Paul Duffin) is not keen on going to Cheltenham for the bumper now as he wants to keep him for the Champion Bumper at Punchestown, which is a more valuable race.

“He also feels some horses don’t come out of that Cheltenham race too well and does not want to take the chance.

“He’s not travelling next month.”

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