Five winners in 23 hours for Gordon Elliott
Five winners in the space of 23 hours for Gordon Elliott with a treble at Fairyhouse today following Friday's Dundalk double left the Summerhill man with a bounce in his step on the way home.
Today at Fairyhouse Elliott won the bumper when newcomer Gerri Colombe (8/13) had more than 20 lengths to spare at the post for top amateur JJ Codd
Elliott won the opener when Robbie Power partnered his first winner since returning from the UK with Teahupoo and Elliott also struck with Aramax in the beginners chase.
Keith Donoghue partnered Cheltenham Festival winner Aramax and had two and a half lengths in hand on odds-on chance Port Stanley.
The Stewards requested a report about the apparent improvement in form of Aramax compared with its most recent run at Tipperary in October when finishing last of 10 runners beaten by 87 lengths.
The trainer reported that his charge had disappointed on his previous run and despite his best efforts, he could find no reason for that poor performance.
Having considered the report the Stewards noted the explanation offered.
Yesterday at Dundalk talented young apprentice Sam Ewing was on board both of the Elliott-trained winners
Glorious Zoff won on his Irish flat debut at Dundalk on Friday after winning a three-year-old hurdle at Sligo last October.
Ewing completed the double in an apprentice handicap on Catherine Chroi which was winning after placed efforts at the Louth track in November and December