Friday 22 February 2019

Fairyhouse treble delight for Elliott

Trainer Gordon Elliott. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile
Trainer Gordon Elliott. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Gordon Elliott enjoyed a 64/1 treble at Fairyhouse, where Eclair De Beaufeu (100/30) took the featured conditions hurdle under Jack Kennedy, beating Ted Walsh's Oscars Den by five lengths.

"I'd say he's improving the whole time. I like the way he quickened from the home turn," said Elliott.

Kennedy was also on board 9/4 winner Getaway John, a promising bumper horse having his third run over timber in maiden hurdle.

"I'd say he just couldn't handle the real heavy ground in Cork. Jack said he was a different horse today - he jumped and travelled and did everything right," added Elliott, who then saddled the first two home in the bumper as Lisa O'Neill's mount Thunder Down Under (4/1) beat Barry O'Neill on Cats For Cash.

Father Jedd was a 25/1 winner of the handicap hurdle for John Ryan and Tommy Brett, while Willie Mullins scored with his only runner as Ifyoucatchmenow (7/4 favourite) won the mares' maiden hurdle under Paul Townend.

Irish Independent

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