Elliott 'delighted' by Tiger Roll spin at Leopardstown

National winner worked after racing on Monday.

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Dual Grand National winner Tiger Roll and red-hot Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle favourite Envoi Allen were among a team of Cheltenham Festival contenders to enjoy a spin after racing at Leopardstown on Monday.

Gordon Elliott described himself as “delighted” with Tiger Roll, who goes for a third win in the Glenfarclas Chase and a fifth Festival win overall, while Envoi Allen also satisfied the handler.

Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup contender Delta Work was another notable name in action, along with Samcro, who currently has five options at next week’s showpiece meeting.

Elliott said: “Envoi Allen went well. Fury Road always works well and I was very happy with him.

“Lisa (O’Neill) rode Tiger Roll and I was delighted with him. I just needed to get a good blow into him and we’re happy with him.

“Samcro schooled and Mark Walsh gave Delta Work a pop as well. Coeur Sublime worked well and we were happy with all of them.

“(Champion Bumper contenders) Queens Brook and Darling Daughter also worked.”

Gavin Cromwell also took the opportunity to give his Unibet Champion Hurdle hope Darver Star a pipe-opener ahead of his big-race date.

The eight-year-old booked his ticket for Cheltenham when pushing Honeysuckle all the way in the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown last month.

Cromwell said: “He went well and I was happy with him. He came home in front and worked well, so it’s all systems go.

“It’s a massive ask, but at the same time he deserves to run and has a place chance. It’s not the best renewal.

“I’d be disappointed if he doesn’t come up the hill.”

Elliott 'delighted' by Tiger Roll spin at Leopardstown

Cheltenham 16:10, 11 March 2020

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