Gordon Elliott savours winning feeling again after returning from suspension

By: Greg Wood Thursday 16 September 20
  • Favourite Fancy Foundations wins for Elliott at Sligo
  • Trainer was suspended in March over photo with dead horse

For the first time since early March, a Gordon Elliott runner walked into a winner’s enclosure at Sligo on Wednesday as the Grand National-winning trainer recorded his first success after being banned from the sport for six months when a photograph emerged showing him posing astride a dead horse on his gallops.

Elliott saddled two favourites on the Sligo card and while The Sliding Rock (8-13) finished third of four earlier in the afternoon, Fancy Foundations, at even money, was a comfortable four-length winner of the Templehouse Lake Chase and returned to warm applause from the crowd.

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