Ravenhill Road ‘ready to run’

Brian Ellison poses at Wincanton racecourse

Brian Ellison is looking forward to Ravenhill Road's imminent hurdling debut.

Unbeaten in a point-to-point and two bumpers, he was forced to miss the spring festivals with a minor problem.

With that behind him, the six-year-old is now on the verge of making his eagerly-anticipated hurdling bow.

Ellison told Racing UK: "He's ready to run. We had him in at Carlisle on Thursday but I didn't want to risk him on really soft ground.

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"It was just a slight problem with a hock that kept him off.

"Nothing serious, but Phil (Martin, owner) is brilliant in that he gives his horses time and because this lad is very good it was easy to let him off and give him some time.

"He's a lovely-moving horse so he won't want it too deep but he's got entries next week and I'm dying to run him.

"He's one of the best I've ever had, I'm sure about that.

"He's a machine, a proper horse."

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