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Tom George feels Module is not experienced enough for the Coral Cup

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Module to go to Aintree instead of Cheltenham

MODULE, who was as short as 10-1 for both the Coral Cup and the County Hurdle, will miss the Cheltenham Festival and wait for Aintree.

The highly regarded five-year-old, who ran twice at Auteuil for trainer Tom George before his stylish British debut in a handicap hurdle at Cheltenham in January, has had a muscle problem.

"We've decided to wait for Aintree," George said. "He's had a muscle issue behind and we had been in two minds about Cheltenham as he's only had the four races and was brought down in one of them.

"We have very high expectations of him for next year and I'm not sure he was quite ready for the Festival."

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