‘I think he’s a massive price’: Gordon Elliott gives us a 25-1 shot for the Irish National 🐎

Irish trainerGordon Elliott

Gordon Elliott hasn’t won the Irish Grand National since 2018 but runs one this year that could change that. The County Meath trainer believes he has a dark horse who is overpriced for the big race. We have a late Easter this year which means the Irish Grand National doesn’t take place until the 18th of April. Therefore, horses returning after their Cheltenham exertions get a whole month of recovery time.

We have the Aintree Festival to look forward to next week and the big race of the week is the Randox Grand National. Make sure you check out out free horse racing tips for each day.

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‘I think at a massive price, he has an each-way chance’

Death Duty has been resurgent this season after numerous issues have kept him off the track for large spells. His development has understandably stalled as a consequence and he hasn’t fulfilled his past Grade 1-winning potential. The gelding’s trainer has done a superb job of nursing him back this season and we’ve seen a couple of strong performances.

A sixth placed finish last time out in the Ultima is a great trial for this race which is a five furlong longer trip. Death Duty needs more of a stamina test nowadays as echoed by his jockey according to Elliott: “Jack (Kennedy) said coming down the hill he lacked a gear and came home strong. He has put a few good runs together and we’re happy with him.”

He won a Grand National trial at Punchestown two starts ago over 3m4f. Being an almost confirmed stayer, it’s pretty likely that the trip will benefit his chances as Elliott said: “It could suit Death Duty. It’s an open race.” The currently available price of 25-1 does seem big and the trainer agrees: “I think at a massive price, he has an each-way chance.” Gordon Elliott’s confidence is worth taking note of and Death Duty might be one to watch in the market.


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