GBI RACING

Apple’s Jade ‘didn’t scope well’ following Champion Hurdle

Appleā€™s Jade could run at the Punchestown Festival

Gordon Elliott has not ruled out running Apple’s Jade at the Punchestown Festival after revealing she scoped dirty following her disappointing run in the Champion Hurdle.

The seven-year-old mare saw her unbeaten run this season come to an end in the Grade One prize on Tuesday, when trailing home a well-beaten sixth behind Espoir D’Allen after being sent off the 7-4 favourite.

Elliott said: “She was disappointing, but she didn’t scope well after the race. She didn’t run her race and we will put a line through it.

“She has won three Grade Ones this year. We might go back to Punchestown, we will see what happens.”

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