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Gordon Elliott Achieves Incredible 545-1 Feat In Thurles

Gordon Elliott Achieves Incredible 545-1 Feat In Thurles

It's been an unbelievable day for Meath horse trainer Gordon Elliott after he recorded an unbelievable 545-1 four race win in Thurles.

Jack Kennedy rode three of the four, starting with Pete So High in the 1.20. In the next race Davy Russell was victorious for Elliott, aboard 12-1 shot, Dortmund Park. Things went from good to great for Elliott and Kennedy in the 2.50, when A Toi Phil pipped favourite, American Tom, at 6-4.

The trainer/jockey partnership then rounded off an incredible day with their least surprising win, in the 3.20. Kennedy guided home 11/10 favourite, Dinaria Des Obeaux, beating second placed Magic of Light by eight lengths.

Speaking to RTÉ after the race Elliott said:

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She [Dinaria Des Obeaux] won't be going to Cheltenham and I don't think we have to keep her in her own sex - never say never, but we'll see as we have a couple of nice mares at the moment. She is a nice mare and has her job done now.

A great day for Elliott, Kennedy and Gigginstown, two weeks out from the first ever Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown.

Mark Farrelly
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Balls Media Audience Development Manager. Former Miss World 1997 contestant.

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