Betfair Ambassador Gordon Elliott discusses Envoi Allen’s return to motion at Down Royal on Friday and says he could not be any happier together with his two-time Festival winner…
“When we bought him the hope was that one day he might make up into a Gold Cup horse and hopefully we will see the best of him now that he is going chasing. But I’m not going to start making any predictions as to how far he can go and we are just going to take it one race at a time.”
For the previous couple of weeks I’ve been wanting ahead to getting Envoi Allen began over fences and this newbie’s chase has been his meant place to begin for his season since he got here again into coaching earlier within the autumn.
He is wanting nice and in glorious form and I could not be any happier with him. At dwelling he has been working effectively and he has schooled very effectively over fences.
As a hurdler he was a really fast and correct jumper and he appears to be like to have a equally good approach over fences.
When we purchased him the hope was that at some point he would possibly make up right into a Gold Cup horse and hopefully we’ll see the most effective of him now that he’s going chasing. But I’m not going to begin making any predictions as to how far he can go and we’re simply going to take it one race at a time with him.
He’s already proven that he’s an excellent horse by successful at the final two Cheltenham Festivals and the hope could be that he might deliver up a hat-trick in March however we’ll simply see how he will get on right here first and take it from there.
If all goes to plan the apparent race for him shall be the Drinmore at Fairyhouse subsequent month however you’re taking completely nothing as a right in racing and we’ll simply get this race out of the best way first.
He’s a really thrilling horse and it is simply nice to have one like him within the yard and I’ve been wanting ahead to getting him began over fences since he gained at Cheltenham in March.