Saturday 19

Horse Racing

Eldorado Allen recovering well - Connections

3rd January 2019, 16:21 by Simon Barlow

The Colin Tizzard-trained gelding Eldorado Allen is recovering well after chipping a bone in a dramatic incident at Aintree last month.

The odds-on favourite for the novice hurdle ran loose after unseating his rider when badly hampered at the first flight by The Grand Visir.

It was a big setback for the five-year-old following a winning debut at Sandown in November, having moved from France.

“He bolted up at Sandown," Terry Warner, a co-owner of the gelding, told the Dorset Echo. "We took him up to Aintree and a horse cut across him and brought him down. Then he ran round the racecourse.

“He might come back at the end of the season. We don’t know yet.

“He will be all right. He chipped a bone just above the knee. There were little bits of bone.

“We had it X-rayed and he was operated on. We saw him afterwards and he’s fine.”

Warner, who co-owns Eldorado Allen with John Romans - owner of Welsh National hero Elegant Escape, admitted that they will be lucky if he runs again this season.

"He’s got to have box rest for eight weeks and then he’ll need eight to 12 weeks to get him fit," he added.

“We’ll be lucky if he runs again this season, but long term I don’t think it’s done him any damage.

“The Sandown form has worked out well because several in the race have come out and won since.”

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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