Racing Post: ‘My aim is to ensure he’s in optimum position for the Gold Cup’

Racing Post: ‘My aim is to ensure he’s in optimum position for the Gold Cup’

The years have passed since Don Cossack’s victory at Cheltenham, but a new contender for the Gold Cup has emerged at Cullentra House in the form of Gerri Colombe. Despite a small mishap at this year’s Cheltenham Festival, where he finished a bit too early, his performance on The Real Whacker suggests that he will thrive in the longer distance of the Gold Cup. Trainer Gordon Elliott shares this belief and will focus on preparing Gerri Colombe for his big race on March 15, 2024.

Cullentra House is undergoing a rebuilding process, with a strong group of talented young horses in their academy. Many of these horses, including impressive point-to-point winners, will be racing in the familiar maroon and white silks of Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown House Stud. Despite rumors of O’Leary’s departure, it seems he is staying, and his young horses have the potential to achieve great things.

Various trainers and their horses are highlighted as potential stars for the upcoming season. Their capabilities are praised, including their form in previous races and their suitability for specific races such as the Becher and the National. These horses are expected to perform well and make an impact throughout the season.

Overall, the future looks promising at Cullentra House, with Gerri Colombe as a strong Gold Cup contender and a talented group of young horses ready to make their mark.

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