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    Chasing might be an option for Brighterdaysahead the next year
Chasing might be an option for Brighterdaysahead the next year
Chasing might be an option for Brighterdaysahead the next year. Source: sportinglife.com

Chasing might be an option for Brighterdaysahead the next year

Gordon Elliott has made hints that Brighterdaysahead, an intriguing mare, would be sent novice chasing the following season.

The half-sister to famous actors like Mighty Potter and Caldwell Potter is highly regarded by the Cullentra House handler, who has never hidden this fact.

She was the underdog against Golden Ace in the Mares' Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, but on Saturday at Aintree, she overcame the setback to win a Grade One race.

After that, Brighterdaysahead was moved up to second place in the Mares' Hurdle for the following year, behind Lossiemouth; nevertheless, the five-year-old, owned by Gigginstown House Stud, might now be put over fences.

Elliott stated, "That's yet to be confirmed, so I'll have to talk to Michael and Eddie (O'Leary) about whether we'll go chasing or whether she'll stay hurdling."

"But it wouldn't be the biggest shock in the world if she goes chasing next year; knowing Michael, he loves chasers."

"I was gutted when she got beat at Cheltenham, because I'd said how much I thought of her," the trainer remarked on Racing TV's Luck On Sunday show. "But what she did yesterday, I thought she looked special." Sincerely, I found that to be very entertaining.

We're incredibly excited to spend next year with her because she's headed in the correct direction and I believe she'll get stronger with summer grass.

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