Paul Nicholls found a problem with his stable stars at evening stables tonight. Here he issues a statement...
I have some bad news to report.
At evening stables tonight, we discovered a problem with both Big Buck's and Al Ferof.
I am not in a position to go into great detail at this point, but I can confirm that Big Buck's will not be taking up his engagement at Ascot on Saturday and Al Ferof will not be running in the King George.
And both are unlikely to run again this season.
I would appreciate it if the media and press did not contact me at this point.
When I do have more to report, I will be doing it here.
Tony Calvin will be immediately informing the press, and the relevant parties, of this statement tonight.