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Gordon Elliott stays wary of Willie Mullins despite Fairyhouse hat-trick

• Elliott achieves ‘dream’ by claiming all three Grade Ones at Irish track
• Michael O’Leary attacks ‘rubbish hype’ over Cheltenham possible Samcro

Gordon Elliott was refusing to get carried away by talk of a first trainers’ title despite making history after claiming all three Grade One winners at Fairyhouse yesterday. Elliott led this year’s Irish championship by almost €300,000 (£265,000) heading into day two of the track’s winter festival and stretched further clear by becoming the first man to land Royal Bond novice hurdle, the Hatton’s Grace and the Drinmore novice chase on the same day.

“To train three Grade One winners in one day is unbelievable, it’s something you dream about,” Elliott said.

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