He said: "It's not a case of greyhounds actually being sick, just a touch off-colour
Minstermen never looked capable of taking the points and teenager Richard Cresswell's strike came too late.
Champion trainer Mark Wallis's only entry in the competition, Eye Eye Pickle is one of a number of Imperial Kennels inmates to be off-colour
at present, although Prestige favourite Kinda Easy is reported clear of the bug so far.
PAT Sullivan's 60th minute strike put Pete Mahon's side on course for a hard-fought win over the off-colour
Blues at Belfield Park.
He added: "We made it difficult for ourselves and four or five players were definitely off-colour
The son of Dansili has looked a bit off-colour
on his last couple of starts but returns to today's trip of 1m1f, which should suit, after unsuccessful stints at different distances.
Kilkenny showed signs that they are still willing to fight for a place in the Premier Division with a better display against St Francis on Wednesday - but they must continue in the same vein, says manager Alfie Hale.
NINJA JAMIE, withdrawn from the Blue Riband off-colour
but fully expected to be back in time for his Blue Square Derby challenge, has additional owners after Terry and Elaine Coveney sold a half-share to long-standing friends Geoff and Sharon Bowmer, writes Jim Austin.
NINJA JAMIE was withdrawn off-colour
from last night's William Hill Blue Riband heat at Hall Green at 9.
Harry Crapper's local bitch, a daughter of St Leger winner Frisby Folly, was sent off 6-4 favourite in the absence of off-colour
Manchester Puppy Cup winner Droopys Sheehy and made all to beat Magna Lewis, one of four Barrie Draper-trained greyhounds to qualify, by nearly six lengths.
MICK PUZEY faces a race against time to get Spiridon Louis back race-fit in time for the Racing Post Festival after his latest star was found to be off-colour
yesterday morning, forcing his withdrawal from the top division of the Pre-Festival Stayers at Walthamstow tonight, writes Jim Austin.