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Sunday 25 June 2017

Gordon Elliott to swerve Kempon raid with No More Heroes

No More Heroes
No More Heroes

Gordon Elliott has ruled out a possible trip to Kempton for impressive Drinmore Novice Chase winner No More Heroes.

The ante-post RSA Chase favourite landed his first Grade One at Fairyhouse on Sunday, with a crack at the Kauto Star Novices' Chase, better known as the Feltham, on December 26 under consideration.

However, is has now been decided the Neville Hotels Novice Chase at Leopardstown three days later will be his next stop.

Elliott said: "He'll go straight to Leopardstown for the Grade One."

Just 24 hours earlier in the same Gigginstown House Stud colours, Tombstone looked a hugely exciting prospect when making a winning hurdling debut and will be aimed at the same meeting.

"He'll go for the Grade One Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown," said Elliott.

A relatively new recruit to the yard is Death Duty, a 16-length bumper winner at Down Royal who has been getting his trainer excited.

"He's another big, old-fashioned chaser in the making," said Elliott.

"He won his bumper well at Down Royal and will probably go for a winners' bumper.

"He could wait until next year before going over hurdles.

"He's one that you'll read a lot about in the future."

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