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Elliott's Dream team

Jessies Dream and Chicago Grey are being geared up for Cheltenham as Gordon Elliott assembles his team for the Festival in two weeks' time.

Elliott, who is building up a raiding party of about six for the big meeting, reported Jessies Dream to have come through his latest workout with flying colours yesterday.

"He worked well this morning (yesterday) and is in good form. We're happy with him and he's going for the RSA," said the County Meath trainer."

Chicago Grey is 6-1 ante-post favourite for the National Hunt Chase, but Elliott is not getting too excited about his prospects.

"Chicago Grey ticks all the boxes. He's in good form but you need a lot of luck in running round there," he said.

Meanwhile Backstage will complete his preparation for the John Smith's Grand National with a second outing in a point-to-point at the weekend.

The nine-year-old won a three-mile event at Kirkistown over two weeks ago and will run in a similar event this Sunday.

Elliott's charge unseated his rider at the 20th fence in the National last year and his last outing over orthodox fences was in the Galway Plate seven months ago.

"He's good and is going for a point-to-point next Sunday and then he'll go for the Grand National," said Elliott.

The handicapper has given Backstage 10st 12lb in the National at Aintree on April 9 for which he is generally available at 16-1.