Tell Us More leads Elliott one-two
Tell Us More led home stable companion The Game Changer to give Gordon Elliott a one-two in the Brady's Family Ham Supporting Kildare GAA Poplar Square Chase at Naas.
Trainer Gordon Elliott enjoyed a fine Sunday
A field of five went to post for the two-mile Grade Three, but that number was soon reduced by one, with the Willie Mullins-trained Avant Tout – a leading contender for the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury – pulled up by Paul Townend after jumping just one fence.
Henry de Bromhead's 15/8 favourite Alisier D'Irlande took the remaining quartet along for much of the way, but jumped left on a number of occasions.
Tell Us More (7/2), a former Mullins inmate and fourth on his debut for Elliott at Cork last month, loomed up ominously rounding the home turn under Keith Donoghue and hit the front with a big leap two fences from the finish.
Fellow Gigginstown House Stud runner and stable companion The Game Changer did his best to bridge the gap, but Tell Us More kept up the gallop to score by four and a quarter lengths.
Donoghue was completing a double having landed the opening Tegral Supporting Kildare GAA Maiden Hurdle aboard Andrew Lynch's 7/4 favourite Ben Dundee.
Elliott said: "Keith is on fire and is riding well.
"This horse has a big engine but he goes left, which is a shame. Keith gave him a great ride.
"He may go for the Fortria at Navan (next Sunday)."
Avant Tout was unsaddled on track and taken back in the Blue Cross horsebox.
NAP of the Day
|Date||Time / Course||Silk||Selection||Price|
|£10 Win Single Pays £26.25 with Bet365|
|22 Aug 2017||14:30 Brighton||Al Ozzdi|