Don Cossack (near side)
©Healy Racing Photos
Grand National winning trainer Gordon Elliott was content with many of his Cheltenham hopefuls, including leading Ryanair Chase fancy Don Cossack, who worked after racing at Leopardstown today.
Elliott stated "I'm very happy with them all; they went a half speed and quickened up the last couple of furlongs. We'll not learn much from that but it gets them to stretch their legs and they all did it nicely.
"All the lads seemed happy and once they are all okay it's all systems go.
"Don Cossack looks a millions dollars and I'm very happy with him.
"I had Shane McCann on No More Heroes as he's as good a judge as there is in the yard and he was happy with him.
"Game Changer has an awful lot of speed and worked very well while I was also happy with Clarcam.
"Hostile Fire is in the Fred Winter and looks well enough weighted. Taglietelle goes for the Coral Cup and he stays well."
By Tom Weekes, quotes from Gary Carson