Gordon Elliott unlikely to ever train three Cheltenham Festival superstars again after return from ban
GORDON ELLIOTT is unlikely to train three Cheltenham Festival superstars ever again after he returns from his ban.
The Grand National-winning coach’s exile from the game after being pictured sitting on a lifeless horse ends tomorrow.
Elliott, 43, missed out on £375,000 in prize cash and high coach honours after sitting out this 12 months’s competition.
But the ramifications of his ‘indefensible second of insanity’ are nonetheless being felt, as powerhouse yard Cheveley Park Stud instructed three of their high runners is not going to return to Elliott’s yard.
Sir Gerhard scooped £32,000 for connections when successful the Champion Bumper underneath Rachael Blackmore.
The horse was moved to Willie Mullins within the fast fallout from Elliott’s photograph.
Quilixios was moved to the all-conquering Henry de Bromhead from Elliott, and the four-year-old gained the £53,000 JCB Triumph Hurdle, again underneath Blackmore.
Envoi Allen, who fell when large odds-on favorite to win the Marsh Novices’ Chase, can also be with De Bromhead.
Cheveley Park’s managing director Chris Richardson spoke to Sky Sports Racing about what the long run holds for his or her horses previously with Elliott.
And requested concerning the likelihood of them returning to Cullentra sooner or later, he instructed they might be staying put.
Richardson mentioned: “The horses have all had a incredible time, they’re very settled with the trainers they’re with.
“I’m trying ahead to catching up with them.
“Willie Mullins and Henry de Bromhead have proven that they’ll train these horses in addition to anyone.
“We look forward to them continuing to run and in their management.”
Elliott missed out on a complete of six big-race winners at Cheltenham, amongst them Galvin.
Ian Ferguson was given cost of the National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices’ Chase winner, who together with the likes of legend Tiger Roll, Mount Ida and Black Tears, gained final March.