However, Walsh snr said: "He pulled a check ligament
last year but that is 100 per cent now.
"But I'm afraid some of them have legs of glass and it seems he injured a check ligament
under a knee, which means that his season is over."
A previous injury to his near-fore check ligament
had been responsible for his earlier bouts of inactivity, and his jumping career was limited to just three appearances.
The French-bred seven-year-old, who capped a fine season with a convincing defeat of Ad Hoc to win the Gala Group Scottish Grand National at Ayr in April, was yesterday reported by owner-trainer Lavinia Taylor to have undergone an operation on a check ligament
fetlock that produced the problem yesterday, while in the past his near-fore check ligament
had given cause for concern.