Leopardstown return for Ucello

Gordon Elliott's Ucello Conti is likely to aim to go one better that last year in the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown over Christmas.

Trainer Gordon Elliott

Second in the valuable handicap last season, he went on to finish third in the Thyestes and sixth in the Grand National.

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He returned to Aintree on Saturday for the Becher Chase and once again ran respectably when beaten only two and a half lengths in fourth behind Vieux Lion Rouge.

"I thought he'd come on a bit for the run but he's run a blinder," said Elliott.

"He made a mistake at the last and has only been beaten a few lengths.

"He'll probably go for the Paddy Power now."

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