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Elliott reveals Gold dream

Gordon Elliott harbours Gold Cup ambitions for Jessies Dream after his second-placed finish in the RSA Chase.

The David Johnson-owned eight-year-old jumped superbly in the Cheltenham Grade One on Wednesday, only succumbing by a neck to Bostons Angel.

Elliott, who had two winners at the Festival, said: "He'll probably go to Punchestown now. He's a super horse and there's a big race in him somewhere along the line. We'll be looking at that (Gold Cup) next year."

In addition to Chicago Grey's success in the National Hunt Chase, Carlito Brigante also stuck to his end of the deal with a facile victory in the Coral Cup.

"I thought he was very well handicapped," Elliott added of the latter.

"We thought he'd run a big race and did fancy him."

Elliott's attentions now switch to the John Smith's Grand National at Aintree next month.

The County Meath handler won the race in 2007 with Silver Birch and again saddles Backstage, who has been in winning form on the point-to-point scene, but unseated his rider in the National last season.

Elliott told At The Races: "He's on track for the Grand National. He had a wind op a couple of months back and that's given him confidence. He won't run now until Aintree."

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