Gordon Elliott notches up super six-timer at Navan
Gordon Elliott laid down the gauntlet to title rival Willie Mullins after enjoying a staggering six-timer at Navan.
The Cullentra handler began the afternoon almost 400,000 euros clear of perennial champion Mullins, albeit having saddled over 400 more runners since the season began.
That lead was extended as Elliott incredibly claimed six of the seven races at his local track at combined of odds of almost 41, 277-1.
Paddy Power reacted by cutting Elliott to 6-4 from 2-1 to be crowned Ireland's champion National Hunt trainer for the first time, easing Mullins to 1-2 from 1-3.
"It was one of those days where I thought we'd plenty of chances, but to have six winners is just unbelievable," said Elliott.
"When everything is going so well you hope that things work out and it's great.
"Any day you have a winner is great but to have six on one card, I can't believe it. I had seven winners in a day before between Bellewstown and Perth.
"We'll enjoy it today. I have a great bunch of staff and good owners but I'll keep my feet on the ground and hopefully let the results do the talking."
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Source: At The Races