Michael O’Leary must first be convinced, but Gordon Elliott hopes to send Conflated in search of Cheltenham Gold Cup glory following his shock success in the equivalent tournament in Ireland.
he’s not O’Leary’s preferred pick for the eight-year-old, with the Gigginstown superstar eyeing the shorter Ryanair Chase, a race he sponsored, but Elliott will do what he can to change it. change your decision.
“If I get called, he’ll win the Gold Cup,” Elliott said. “Michael will say he wants to go Ryanair, and I will say I want to win the Gold Cup, and we will probably have a five-minute argument. Usually, it’s his way, but I hope I’ll do it my way.
“Number one, only one Gold Cup. If you win Ryanair that’s great, but it’s still Ryanair. There was a bit of concern about his fitness, but it was the Gold Cup, so there was a worry about the fitness of a lot of horses. There’s a question mark about a lot of horses, but if you don’t participate, you can’t win.”
The conflict is to shoot 10/1 if he gets the chance, while steady friend Galvin (4/1) also keeps a big claim, taking his form to the next level by shooting down the A Plus Tard (favorite 3/1) at the end of the game in pursuit of Savills.
“He passed the A Plus Tard there – the Gold Cup favorite – and I think we’ll outdo him again. At the start of the year, he will likely be more of a Grand National horse, but he is improving week after week.
“He will have to improve again to win the Gold Cup, but I think he will enter the race with a really good record.”
Tiger Roll is one of 65 other strong Cheltenham teams from Elliott with a double hero bid Aintree Grand National to close his career with record success at the sixth Festival. The Cullentra rider knows that the people’s horses may not be a 12-year-old force, but he feels that he will “beat them all” if he shows up for Cross Country Chase anywhere. close to my ability.
“We put him at Cheltenham last week learning through the Cross Country fence and he was very good.
“The negative with Tiger Roll is if the ground is soft. The better the pitch, the better chance he has,” he said.
“Not much rain from now on to Cheltenham. If the ground continues to dry out, we will be happy. Whoever enters this yard, one horse they want to see is the Tiger Roll. We don’t realize how lucky we are to have a horse like him.
“There is only one place I am interested in winning with him and that is Cheltenham. Around that place, he was just different. He’s getting older, but if he can get up to even 80pc at the form he’s had in the last few years, he’ll be all set to take the beating. “
https://www.independent.ie/sport/horse-racing/he-wants-to-go-for-the-ryanair-gordon-elliott-must-persuade-michael-oleary-conflated-is-for-gold-cup-tilt-41396629.html ‘He wants to come to Ryanair’ – Gordon Elliott has to convince Michael O’Leary Conflated is leaning towards the Gold Cup