Gordon Elliott savours winning feeling again after returning from suspension
Favourite Fancy Foundations wins for Elliott at Sligo
Trainer was suspended in March over photo with dead horse
For the first time since early March, a Gordon Elliott runner walked into a winner’s enclosure at Sligo on Wednesday as the Grand National-winning trainer recorded his first success after being banned from the sport for six months when a photograph emerged showing him posing astride a dead horse on his gallops.
Elliott saddled two favourites on the Sligo card and while The Sliding Rock (8-13) finished third of four earlier in the afternoon, Fancy Foundations, at even money, was a comfortable four-length winner of the Templehouse Lake Chase and returned to warm applause from the crowd.