There’s just over a week to go to this year’s Goffs Thyestes Day at Gowran Park, the race that stops a county.
While our Scoreline team will be on-site across the day with updates, interviews and results, several trainers have been having their say in the run-in to this year’s renewal of the Goffs Thyestes Chase, including Gordon Elliot.
“It’s been a very lucky race for us over the years, the Goffs Thyestes Chase”, says Elliot
“We’ve obviously been lucky enough to win it with Coko Beach (2021) and Monbeg Notorious (2018 with Jack Kennedy on board).”
“Monbeg Notorious came out of Doyle’s point-to-point, Coko Beach came from a different route but it has been a lucky race for us.”
“We have a few nice horses for it this year. Smoking Gun who won at Porterstown will go for it. Death Duty, an ex point-to-pointer went very well in the Paddy Power, he’ll probably go for it, Braeside and a good few others.”
“But it is a race that’s been very lucky for us and it’s a race we like to be competitive in. You definitely have to stay because the ground can get very soft and testing down there (Gowran). You’ll often get very good horses, Willie (Mullins) will often run a good one in it.”
“It’s a great day out, I’m really looking forward to going down there again. There’s always a great atmosphere down there, Goff’s do a wonderful job, Eddie Scally and the whole team in Gowran.”
It’s a limited capacity ticket-only affair for Thursday 27 January and if you fancy a day out, you’ll get yours online here or keep an ear to Scoreline this week with another three pairs of day passes up for grabs.