Gordon Elliott: Exclusive views on Sunday runners at Cork and Tramore

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Gordon Elliott has runners at Cork and Tramore on Sunday
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After Grand National Day, Gordon Elliott's focus returns to Ireland, as he has runners in action at Cork and Tramore on Sunday afternoon. Here, the Betfair Ambassador discusses their form and chances...

Gordon's best chance of Sunday: "Lieutenant Colonel looks to have a decent chance."


Monatomic destined for Winners Enclosure?

14:20 - Monatomic

Monatomic showed some improvement at Wexford last time out on heavy ground. I think the step up in trip today is going to be a huge help to him. He is a horse who it may take a while for the penny to drop but he goes well enough at home and I hope it won't be too long before we see him in the winners enclosure.

Big baby to bounce back?

14:20 - Touch Base

Touch Base was very disappointing on his debut last month at Navan. He is still a big baby and he has taken some time before we thought he was ready for his debut. He would need to show massive improvement to be a factor here today and our other runner would hold more appeal.

Colonel has victory in his sights

15:25 - Lieutenant Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel was out of sorts a fortnight ago at Fairyhouse in the Grade 2 Hurdle, pulling up before the seventh after struggling in very testing conditions. He reverts back to fences here today after six hurdle runs in which he has been mostly consistent. I think the change of obstacle could shake him up and he is a good jumper. At the age of nine he can be pretty clever about the game, and he does have his off days, but the dual Grade 1 winner obviously has the ability and off his best form this isn't a big ask so I would hope he could finish right up there.

Improvement expected from Milsean

16:00 - Milsean

Milsean isn't having the best of luck this season but his latest start was much better and despite some mistakes the cheek pieces seemed to help, so he retains them today. Top weight here would be against him but he won't mind the ground and he's been in good order at home. Hopefully, we can see a better run from the nine-year-old.

Soul Kaliber needs to pull his socks up

16:35 - Soul Kaliber

Soul Kaliber has run here twice and not had much luck, so we hope today will go a little better, yet to get his head in front in 12 starts he does have a few decent runs behind him but he's not the most consistent. His latest appearance was poor so he will need to pull his socks up here today to be in with a chance.

A promising debutant...

17:05 - Kiss Me Kayf

Kiss Me Kayf makes her debut today in the Mares Bumper. She is a full sister to Bells Of Ailsworth - a five time National Hunt winner trained by Tim Vaughan. Our filly has been with us for a little while now and has been doing plenty. She is a nice sort who I think we will have a good bit of fun with. Being her first run, we will learn more about her here today. Declan Lavery who rides her frequently at home takes the reins.


Another debutant capable of a decent run

16:45 - Scealai Aonair

Scealai Aonair makes her debut for the Gordon Elliott Racing Club. She joined us at Christmas time and has settled in very well, her prior form is moderate but she works nicely at home and often a change of scenery brings out the best in horses, so I would anticipate a decent run today under Gary Halpin if she handles conditions.

Gordon's best chance of Sunday: "Lieutenant Colonel looks to have a decent chance."

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