Who To Follow At Down Royal On Friday - 29/10/21

Down Royal - October 28 2021
Down Royal 12:10
Davy Russell

Hollow Games

Davy Russell
Gordon Elliott
Age: 5
Weight: 12-0
Days: 304

The first race of the day at Down Royal on Friday is the Maiden Hurdle over 2m 6 1/2f and Hollow Games for Gordon Elliott looks set to have a big future over hurdles this term.

The five year old gelding was bought by the well known Bective Stud after absolutely bolting up in a three mile point to point at Turtulla in Ireland.

Fetching £255,000, he was given to Elliott and was first seen in a bumper at Punchestown over two miles and he hosed up by seven lengths.

The son of Beat Hollow was then sent to Leopardstown over Christmas when making it back to back wins, seeing off a nice type for Willie Mullins.

He has not been seen since then and was always bought to be a horse to go over obstacles and looks like a horse that needs a staying trip to thrive.

The gelding gets that on Friday and is one to watch throughout the season.


Trainer To Follow - Gordon Elliott

Gordon Elliott every season targets this meeting with some of his best stars having their first runs of the season and this year is no different.

In the first race of the day Hollow Games makes his hurdles debut over a trip and he looks an exciting prospect and in the same silks in the next event Party Central looks a nice mare.

Another one for Elliott and Bective Stud is Zanahiyr who takes on a weak field in a poor renewal of the Grade Two WKD Hurdle.

The final big chance of the afternoon is the exciting Grand Paradis in the Beginners Chase who looks a type to improve over fences.

Jockey To Follow - Davy Russell

Davy Russell and Jack Kennedy seem to splitting the rides of the best chances for Elliott, but out of the two Russell seems to have picked up the best mounts.

In the opener he sits on Hollow Games who has not been seen for some time being waited on for his hurdles career and over a trip he looks a big player.

In the next, the mare Party Central was impressive over hurdles on debut and will now look to kick on getting weight off the field.