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Super Sunday for Gordon Elliott

Monday, 20th March, 2017 7:30am

Story by Conall Collier
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Super Sunday for Gordon Elliott
Super Sunday for Gordon Elliott

The dust has hardly settled on Cheltenham, but for Summerhill man Gordon Elliott the winners continue to add up and he checked in with six yesterday - five at Navan and one at Limerick as he continues to set the pace in the race for a first National Hunt trainers' title.

Crucially, in terms of prizemoney, which will determine the overall winner when the chequered flag is waved after the last race at Punchestown next month, Elliott added €93,455 between win and place money from Navan and Limerick on Saturday and Sunday. 

Defending champion Willie Mullins added €25,432 to his tally which extends Elliott's lead to approx €400,000.

A Toi Phil won the feature at Navan for Elliott, the Webster Cup, with Ruby Walsh deputising for Bryan Cooper who was stiff and sore after a fall at Cheltenham on Friday.

Elliott's other winners at Navan were Monbeg Notorious, Chirico Vallis, Sanibel Island and Minellafordollars while the aptly-named Double Scores won at Limerick - he also had a point-to-point winner at The Pigeons.

"I'm just lucky to have the horses and staff that I have, I can't believe how well things are going and long may it last," commented Elliott.

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