Gordon Elliott has a huge amount of top class ammunition at his disposal over this coming festive period and will without doubt have a terrific time of things, especially at Leopardstown Racecourse.
The Racing’s Post David Jennings spoke with the Cullentra House based trainer with regard to his main runners in the coming weeks and one quote in particular stood out above all of the rest.
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Moving on to the race itself, the horse Elliott is extremely excited by is Fil Dor, who is currently an 11-10 chance to win. This is a very exciting novice chaser and he could go off a much shorter price on the day.
Elliott said: “I always thought he might turn out to be a better chaser than hurdler and that’s why we decided to send him over fences so early. Riviere D’etel did very well for us last year as a four-year-old and we felt this fella might be able to exploit the allowances four-year-olds get.
You’d have to be thrilled with what he did at Navan; he didn’t put a foot wrong, and it was always the intention to go straight to Leopardstown after that. You’d hope he has a big chance. He’s in great form at home.”
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