Bolger forced to withdraw Parish Hall

Sat, May 26, 2012, 01:00

Racing:Jim Bolger has been forced to rule Parish Hall out of this afternoon’s Abu Dhabi Irish 2000 Guineas at the Curragh due to a leg infection.

Due to the close proximity of the Irish Guineas to the Investec Derby next Saturday, Bolger has also had to give up on the idea that his colt will turn up at Epsom.

Winner of the Dewhurst last season, Parish Hall is a son of Bolger’s champion juvenile Teofilo and was favourite for the Curragh classic later today.

Bolger confirmed the news, saying: “It’s not a very pleasant experience getting so close to the race. He’s picked up a leg infection but at this stage I’ve no idea how long it will keep him off for.

“I’d imagine I will have a better idea by Wednesday or Thursday. This rules out Epsom as well.”