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Elliott moves Samcro call back

5th March 2019, 12:44 by Alex Jack

Gordon Elliott has revealed a decision will now be made on Wednesday to see if Samcro will feature in this month's Cheltenham Festival.

The talented runner is facing a race against time to be ready for the Festival, with Elliott's charge looking to feature in the Sun Racing Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham next week.

Elliott has given Samcro a 50 per cent chance of making the Festival and has now confirmed a decision on the horse, who was struggling with a lung infection, will be made on Wednesday after some work.

"He's only 50-50 to run. He is going to work on Wednesday, and then a decision will be made," Elliott said. "He seems in good form, but I think we are running out of time.

"He'll go for the two-and-a-half-mile hurdle at Aintree if he doesn't run at Cheltenham."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Alex Jack is a Yorkshireman with Scottish connections and well versed in a number of sports. A Leeds United supporter, who also enjoys both codes of rugby. Leeds Rhinos is where you can find him in the summer, while Alex is an avid supporter of Scottish rugby union.

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