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Racing: Gifford hit

JOSH GIFFORD'S stable has been badly hit by an outbreak of coughing and the Findon trainer pulled out six horses from their Boxing Day engagements. A stable spokesman said: 'The six horses are not really sick but they all have a bit of a cough and it's not possible to run them today. Deep Sensation is all right for his run in the Castleford Chase at Wetherby.'