Gordon Elliott discusses the chances of his two runners at Gowran Park on Thursday...
12.35 Gowran Park - Bayan
He came over from Brian Meehan's yard a few weeks ago so this is his first time running for our stable. He was placed a few times on the flat in the past but he's been gelded since and we are going to try him out over hurdles. While it's good to see some reasonable form on the level, we are more or less starting from scratch over the jumps - so from our point of view, this race is about giving him an education. He's schooling well and he should learn from the experience; so touch wood he runs a nice race and he should come on for the run.
14.05 Gowran Park - Bunty Eile
He was very disappointing in a maiden hurdle at Navan last time which was his first ever race. Davy Condon pulled him up as he was well beaten a long way out and wasn't showing much at all. Willie Mullins has entered Mozoltov in this and Sizing Gold also has an entry so we have to be realistic about our chances here. It's hard to say much else about our lad only that we hope he shows us a bit more than he did at Navan.