Stunning first day treble for Gordon Elliott at Cheltenham

Glorious day for Irish trainer Gordon Elliott

Glorious day for Irish trainer Gordon Elliott

Following on from the earlier victories of Labaik and Apple’s Jade, Gordon Elliott completed a famous Cheltenham treble with Tiger Roll in the JT McNamara National Hunt Chase.

Winner of the Triumph Hurdle over two miles in 2014, the Gigginstown House Stud-owned gelding was sent off at 16-1 for this four-mile test.

The seven-year-old was pulling rider Lisa O'Neill's arms out running down the hill and picked up from the home turn for a ready three-length success.

Missed Approach was second ahead of Haymount in third.

O'Neill said: "It's surreal, to be honest. It's an overwhelming feeling.

"I was just hoping up the hill that there was nothing there to pass me.

"It's a good team effort and it's absolutely brilliant."

Elliott said of the jockey: "She's decent and is an absolute star.

"She pre-trains our horses and does everything for us.

"She's an absolute star and I'm delighted for her."

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