Elliott tips Death Duty to be a dark horse for Irish Grand National


Gordon Elliott thinks Death Duty could be the dark horse for the BoyleSports Irish Grand National.
Elliott believes the 25 to 1 “could be dangerous”. He is happy with Death Duty’s form of late and was happy with his run in the Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham where he finished sixth.
He said: “If Death Duty could get in there off the bottom he could be dangerous. He came out of he race very well. Jack (Kennedy) said coming down the hill he lacked a gear and came home strong. He has put a few good runs together and we’re happy with him.
“I know he was sixth, but he ran well and he wasn’t beaten far. It could suit Death Duty. It’s an open race, like looking into a crystal ball. I think at a massive price, he has an each-way chance.”
He also believes Floueur and Fakir D’alene could be possibles for the Irish Grand National. “Floueur is a bit novicey with his jumping, but he won his beginners here and ticks a lot of the boxes.
“Fakir D’alene ran well in the Kim Muir and he has 10st 2lb here. We’ll have half a dozen runners. We’ve won it once before (with General Principle in 2018) and it would be great to win it again at our local track.”