Tuesday 19 September 2017

Elliott posse work at Leopardstown

Don Cossack in action
Don Cossack in action

Gordon Elliott was thrilled with his army of Cheltenham Festival aspirants after a good chunk of his yard worked after racing at Leopardstown on Saturday.

The County Meath handler is especially looking forward to big Ryanair Chase hope Don Cossack, who was one of the stand-out names amongst a 17-strong posse of horses.

"I'm very happy with them all. They went at half-speed and quickened up the last couple of furlongs," said Elliott.

"We'll not learn much from that, but it gets them to stretch their legs and they all did it nicely.

"All the lads seemed happy. Once they are all OK, it's all systems go.

"Don Cossack looks a millions dollars and I'm very happy with him.

"I had Shane McCann on No More Heroes as he's as good a judge as there is in the yard and he was happy with him.

"Game Changer has an awful lot of speed and worked very well, while I was also happy with Clarcam.

"Hostile Fire is in the Fred Winter and looks well enough weighted. Taglietelle goes for the Coral Cup and he stays well."

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