Eskylane completes Navan double for Elliott

Sat 18th Jan 2020, 16:49

Eskylane and Jamie Codd
© Photo Healy Racing

Gordon Elliott completed a first and last race Navan double when under Jamie Codd Eskylane (8/11 into 8/15) took the Only 1000 RacingTV Trials Available (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race at his ease.

He carried the Wilson Dennison colours when second in a good bumper at Fairyhouse in November and here going for owner Kenny Haughey the Flemensfirth gelding added to earlier point-to-point gains.

Following on from stable companion Floueur’s win at the start of the programme, Eskylane made all, and he was pressed three and a half furlongs out.

Asserting a furlong and a half out, the six-year-old was soon clear, shaken up briefly inside the final furlong, to easily defeat Don’t Tell Allen by eight and a half lengths.

"He is a grand big galloping horse and is a chaser for next year really,” said Elliott.

"He is a big weak horse and we'll probably keep him to bumpers and give him one more run this year."

(TW & EM)

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