Irish pair double up at Perth

Last Updated: 14/05/14 11:01pm

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Elliott: Double up at Perth on Wednesday

Elliott: Double up at Perth on Wednesday

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Gordon Elliott and Davy Condon stole the show at Perth on Wednesday evening as the Irish duo combined for a short-priced double with Hold Em Cowboy and Killeenmore.

The latter landed the featured Salutation Hotel Perth Handicap Chase by six lengths from last year's hero Wild Geese.

Elliott said: "I think we've had around 90 winners here and I look forward to getting the 100 up! We love coming here as
they really look after you. It's just a shame we haven't had as many suitable horses to come over recently.

"I haven't had Killeenmore that long and the change of scenery has done him good."

Hold Em Cowboy was a very cheeky winner of the Thanks Ninewells Neurosurgery Team Handicap Hurdle under a
super-confident Condon.

The top-weight, who is declared again on Thursday, scored under heavy restraint by two lengths.

"Davy gave him a cool ride and he won well," Elliott said. "He's actually for sale as a point-to-pointer as he's getting too high in
the weights."

On The Case impressed for Tom George and Paddy Brennan in the novices handicap chase and the trainer said:
"It's great to see him off the mark over fences as he's been lightly raced through no fault of his own. I trained his mother to win a couple of hurdles and hopefully he will start progressing now."

Meanwhile Stuart Crawford hopes to be among the winners at Perth on Thursday, his main hopes resting with Man With The Van and Okotoks.

He said: "Man With The Van runs in the novice chase and we'd be hopeful of a big run. He should take all the beating
on the ground.

"Okotoks is a nice type of horse but it's his debut so we don't know a lot about him. He's certainly fit and very well for his first race."

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