Elliott notches stunning six-timer at Navan

Gordon Elliott celebrates after his sixth winner at Navan

PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos Elliott notches stunning six-timer at Navan
By Bruce jackson 3:08PM 27 NOV 2016

GORDON ELLIOTT fired in six of the best, at astounding odds of 41,276-1, at Navan on Sunday and bookmakers immediately shortened his odds of dethroning Willie Mullins.

Elliott only failed to win the beginners' chase won by the Mullins-trained Min on the seven-race card and topped off the achievement by completing a hat-trick in the feature Ladbrokes Troytown Handicap with the success of Empire Of Dirt (12-1).

The County Meath trainer said: "It was one of those days I thought we had plenty of chances but six winners is unbelievable.

"Everything is going so well you hope things will work out, but it is the team that keeps things going – I get to pick up the trophies but they are the ones at the back and without them I couldn't do it."

Brelade and Jack Kennedy jump the last

Brelade and Jack Kennedy get the day rolling in the opener

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PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos

"It is brilliant and I will enjoy it," added Elliott as he fielded congratulations from friends and racegoers at his local track

Brelade (11-1) started the ball rolling in the maiden hurdle before Death Duty (11-10) won the novice hurdle.

Death Duty and Bryan Cooper

Death Duty and Bryan Cooper make it two for the day for Elliott

PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos

Bull Ride (7-1) led home an Elliott one-two in the first handicap hurdle before Empire of Dirt in the Troytown.

Jury Duty (5-1) took the next handicap hurdle before Three Swallowsnick (13-8) landed the mares bumper under Jamie Codd. Only Min, who won the beginners' chase, interrupted the Elliott winners.

Jury Duty and Jack Kennedy wins

Number five as Jury Duty and Jack Kennedy land the penultimate race

PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos

Elliott significantly stretched his lead over Mullins in the trainers' table with his score up to 114 compared to 75 for Mullins. To put that figure in context, Elliott is already just nine winners behind his tally for the entire 2014-15 season.

Mullins is out to 1-2 with Paddy Power as Elliott was cut to 6-4. Betway took a longer view in shortening Elliott to 2-1 with Mullins 2-5. Betfair make Elliott 13-8.

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