Gordon Elliott denied a full card on the opening day of racing
Trainer Gordon Elliott had six winners on the opening day of racing at Down Royal but was denied a clean sweep in the Handicap Chase.
After four opening wins, Gordon’s three horses beat Philip Byrnes in the Don’t Go Yet in the Handicap Chase.
Victory for Found a Fifty in the Beginners Chase and a win for Firefox in the Flat Race sealed a big day for Irish trainer Elliott.
Jack Kennedy rode four of Elliott’s wins at Down Royal.
Prior to Don’t Go Yet’s stunning victory, Elliott had won the opening race of the day with Zefiro Dodville in the Maiden Hurdle.
Kennedy and Hunting Brook won in the Handicap Hurdle before Brighterdaysahead won the Novice Hurdle for Elliott’s hat trick.
Irish Point won the Bottlegreen Hurdle because Kennedy made him a big advantage.
Racing continues at Down Royal on Saturday with the famous Grade One Champion Chase.