Gordon Elliott winner at Sligo

Gordon Elliott returned to the winners' enclosure today for the first time since March at Navan when his fifth runner (four today at Sligo and one yesterday) duly obliged to get the Summerhill man up and running in the 2021 / 2022 season.

Yesterday at Punchestown he had his first runner after serving the six-month IHRB ban.

The winner today was Fancy Foundations which took the spoils in a two-and-a-half-mile chase with Denis O'Regan on board the seven-year- old which had won at Down Royal in May when trained by Denise Foster.

Of the other Elliott runners today at Sligo, two of the three finished in the frame.

It's almost back to normal service now in terms of runners with nine set for action at Downpatrick on Friday.