Gordon Elliott is a horse racing trainer who was a successful jockey in his previous career with two victories at Cheltenham in his time. As a trainer, he has achieved fantastic success given his age and amount of time in the position. He will of course be aiming to enhance his reputation even further with victory at Aintree this week.
Elliott only has three entries across the Aintree Festival, but all of them have been prepared fantastically and take a great deal of his focus. First up, Russian War will compete in the Punters Club Handicap, while he then has two entries for the Aintree Grand National.
Chicago Grey and Tharawaat will both run in the 4.15pm on Saturday 14th April 2012 and there is no doubt Elliott has high hopes for both of them.
Elliott has had three victories in the last couple of weeks, so it can be seen that he doesn’t go too long without securing a win. He is an ambitious trainer that enjoys watching his horses win races.
He hasn’t had a major win for a couple of years though, so this is something he will want to change at Aintree this week.
Previous National successes
Despite his relatively short time as a trainer, Elliott has perhaps secured one of the most famous Grand National wins of all time. Back in 2007, aged 29, Elliott put forward his first ever Grand National entry and secured victory with 33/1 shot Silver Berch.
This meant that Elliott became the youngest ever trainer to win the famous Steeplechase and there is no doubt that he will want to avoid this being a one-off. He got the taste for success and he wants more of it.
For Elliott to win the Grand National in 2012, you can get odds of 14/1 for Chicago Grey to be successful, while Tharawaat is a massive 150/1 outsider.