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Elliott still dreaming of Festival

Jessies Dream is to head straight for the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival following his surprise defeat at Leopardstown on Sunday.

Trainer Gordon Elliott has lost none of his faith in David Johnson's gelding, drawing a line through his reverse at the hands of Magnanimity in a three-horse affair and is expecting an improved display in March.

"He's come out of the race fine. It was just one of those days and we're putting a line through it and we're looking forward to Cheltenham in March," said the County Meath handler.

"He's better than that. Things didn't work out for him and it was a messy race, but we're looking forward to bigger and better things."

Jessies Dream, who benefited from the last-fence fall of Mikael d'Haguenet to take the Drinmore Novice Chase at Fairyhouse last month, is a top-priced 16-1 for the RSA.

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