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Parish Hall to miss Irish Guineas & Derby

ESPN staff
May 26, 2012
Parish Hall won the Dewhurst last year © PA Photos

Parish Hall is a late withdrawal from Saturday's Irish 2000 Guineas at the Curragh due to a leg infection.

The colt, who was the favourite for the Irish Guineas, will also miss next week's Derby at Epsom.

"It's not a very pleasant experience getting so close to the race," Jim Bolger, husband of Parish Hall's owner Jackie, said. "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."

Parish Hall won the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket last season.

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