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Gordon Elliott Stable Tour - Key quotes from top Irish trainer

  • Gordon Elliott's stable tour with AtTheRaces ahead of the 2021/22 National Hunt season
  • Elliott has returned to Cullentra House after serving a six-month ban
  • Read the key quotes on all of Gordon Elliott's stable stars
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Michael O'Leary, Gordon Elliott and Jack Kennedy with Samcro celebrate after winning the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle back in 2018. (Getty)
Jon Vine 20 Oct 2021
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We bring you the key quotes from Gordon Elliott's Stable Tour with At The Races, ahead of the new National Hunt season in 2021/22.

*All quotes taken from AtTheRaces*
    Table Of Contents
  • Gordon Elliott Stable Tour 2021/22
  • Stable Stars
  • Bumper Horses
  • Novice Hurdlers
  • Older Hurdlers
  • Novice Chasers
  • Older Chasers

Gordon Elliott Stable Tour 2021/22


Stable Stars


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Abacadabras

"We are going to stay hurdling with him. He got two-and-a-half miles well in the Aintree Hurdle and we’ll be looking to run him over mid-range trips a bit more this season. The Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse looks an obvious starting point."

Delta Work 

"He had a setback last season that shortened his campaign, but he’s back now and is in great form. The plan is to start him back in the Ladbrokes Champion Chase at Down Royal and then hopefully kick on to the Savills Chase at Leopardstown. He’s still a relatively young horse and we’re hopeful we can get him back to where he was (Gold Cup level)."

Tiger Roll

"He’s not getting any younger, so we’ll play it ear with him and see how he’s going. He was a bit later coming back in than usual, so we don’t have a specific starting point in mind for him yet. He doesn’t owe anybody anything and do right by him based on what we’re seeing from him."

Bumper Horses


American Mike

"He’s a nice horse. We’d like to start him off in a bumper at Down Royal at the end of the month as long as the ground has a good ease in it. We’ll stick to bumpers with him this season."

Happy D'Ex

"She is a point-to-point winner that we’ll start off in a bumper as soon as the ground softens. We’ll most likely keep her in bumpers this season."

Novice Hurdlers


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Au Fleuron

"He won a point-to-point bumper at Tipperary in great style for Denis Murphy. We’ll send him novice hurdling this season and will look to start him off in the next month or so, possibly over two-and-a-half miles. He’s a nice horse, though we haven’t pushed any big buttons with him yet."

Gerri Colombe

"Gerri Colombe doesn’t do anything fancy at home, but he’s been very good on the track. He won both his bumpers very well last season and we are going to go novice hurdling with him. He’ll probably start off at two miles, but I could see him stepping up to two-and-a-half miles as the season progresses. We are quite excited about him."

Ginto

"He’s a lovely horse. He’s a big, staying horse for winter ground. I was happy with him in his bumpers last season, as they went a crawl the first day which didn’t suit him and he won well at Navan. We’ll start him off in a maiden hurdle over two-and-a-half miles as soon as the ground softens."

Hollow Games

"He’s a very nice horse that we think a lot of. We decided not to run him in the Champion Bumper as we didn’t think it was the right thing to do with a big horse like him at that stage of his career. He schooled very well over hurdles at Tipperary last week and as soon as we get some rain, he’ll be ready to start off over hurdles. He’s probably a horse that will stay, but I wouldn’t be afraid to start him at two miles either. We’re really looking forward to him."

Mighty Potter

"This a horse I like. We’re going to send him novice hurdling. I’d say we’ll start him off at two miles and see how he goes from there. I’m looking forward to him a lot."

Mighty Potter features in our 40 To Follow series. Read all four articles and the full list of trainer horses on our website.

Three Stripe Life

"He’s a lovely horse that has been jumping hurdles really well at home. We’ll look to start him off in a maiden hurdle in three or four weeks. I’d say we’ll start him at two miles, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up over a bit further. Given the level of ability he showed in bumpers, you’d be hoping he can be a smart hurdler."

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Tiger Roll winning his third Cross Country Chase in 2021. (Getty)

Older Hurdlers


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Grand Roi

"We are going to stay hurdling with him and I think he’ll be more than able to pay his way in those Graded hurdles. He’ll be ready to go once the ground softens up in a few weeks."

Sire Du Berlais

"I’d say we’ll send him down the same route that we did last season. He has been second to Flooring Porter twice, so he probably needs to be step up a bit more to win a Grade 1 (like the Stayers' Hurdle), but we’ll try to give him the best chance to win one."

Zanahiyr

"He got very, very strong over the summer. If you looked at him and knew nothing about his form, you’d say he is surely a big three-mile chaser. We’ll keep him over hurdles and the WKD Hurdle at Down Royal is a likely starting point. I could definitely see us trying him over a longer trip at some point."

Novice Chasers


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Fakeira

"He’s going to go novice chasing. We gave him a racecourse school around Tipperary last week and he jumped well. He stays well and is the type that you’d hope could be a better chaser than hurdler."

Farouk D'Alene

"He’s a fine, big horse. He’s lazy horse at home, a galloping type that couldn’t have the ground soft enough. He pulled a muscle after his last start and missed the spring festivals as a result, but we’ll look to make up for lost time with him now. We are looking forward to seeing what he can do in novice chases this season."

Gars De Sceaux

"He’s a nice, big horse that we are sending over fences this season. He got strong over the summer and his schooling over fences has really been pleasing us. He looks like a three-miler for sure. We’re looking forward to him."

The Bosses Oscar

"He’s a lovely horse that we are looking forward to seeing how he gets on over fences. He made a good start over them at Listowel, he just needed the run and got tired. He could be a horse for the National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival."

Older Chasers


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Andy Dufresne

"He just wasn’t right when he ran at Fairyhouse in his final start last season, but he has come back looking very strong and is in great form at home. He has plenty of options and might start back in the second-season chase at Down Royal at the end of the month."

Galvin

"We are going to start him off in a Grade 3 chase at Punchestown today (When he won). He has some improvement to find to get involved in the best staying chases, so we’ll soon see where he slots in. He could be a Grand National horse someday."

*All quotes taken from AtTheRaces*
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