‘No decision has been made’ over Samcro future

Plans fluid for star performer on the jumps scene

  • Thursday 06 September
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Samcro remains in limbo as connections ponder whether or not to run him over fences this season.

Gordon Elliott’s inmate is one of the biggest names in National Hunt racing, having won the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Though a switch to chasing is under consideration, Elliott told the Irish Times: “No decision has been made yet and there’s no panic on making one.

“He’s only back cantering. l’ll have to speak to Michael and Eddie (O’Leary) first anyway.”

Samcro was last seen falling in the Punchestown Champion Hurdle, which has clouded the issue as to whether he should go novice chasing.

Gigginstown racing manager Eddie O’Leary said: “If he hadn’t fallen that would have answered the question for us. That’s why he ran in it.

“If he’d won he’d have stayed hurdling, if he’d got beat he’d be going chasing.

“No call has been made and we haven’t even had a discussion about it. When Gordon calls to say where we go then we’ll decide. But hopefully we’ll have a horse sound enough to decide with.”

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