Monday 18 December 2017

Jessies Dream to lead Elliott's Festival raiders

Jessies Dream and Chicago Grey are among those 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 and is in good form. He's going for the RSA," said the Co Meath trainer. "We'll also have Chicago Grey and Dirar and about five or six to go in all."

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

"He's in good form but you need a lot of luck in running round there," he said.

"Plan A goes for the Fred Winter. He's in good form and I'm looking forward to running him, but I don't know if Roi Du Mee will go."

Irish Independent

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