Elliott looks ahead with Don Cossack

Mon 24th Dec 2012, 18:11
Don Cossack in action at Navan
Don Cossack in action at Navan
(Healy Racing Photos)
Gordon Elliott retains absolute faith in Don Cossack despite his reverse at Navan earlier this month.

The five-year-old carries a huge reputation and bolted up on his debut over hurdles at Navan in November.

Sent off at odds-on back at the same venue in Grade One company for the Navan Novice Hurdle, he was beaten when falling after the last as the Willie Mullins-trained Pont Alexandre made every yard in impressive fashion.

Elliott said: "He has come back great and although Willie's horse is very good we can put a line through the run.

"There will be other days and he might have his next run at the end of January or early February."

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