Elliott’s stable star Samcro rewards trainer’s patience with Festival triumph after ‘lost year’

Elliott’s stable star Samcro rewards trainer’s patience with Festival triumph after ‘lost year’

They found a missing person in the Cotswolds just after lunchtime yesterday, Cheltenham still blithely shrugging off the worries of a world going into lockdown.

The forgotten horse,” bellowed Gordon Elliott, lost in the soak of euphoria at witnessing Samcro, that derided, supposedly pampered dilettante of his yard, outrun Melon and the inestimable Faugheen to land the Novices’ Chase.

On a day when Horse Racing Ireland announced a decision to put all meetings behind closed doors immediately, the great Festival still rolled on, thronged, defiant, almost giddily oblivious.

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