Soldier Of Fortune Conformation Shot

Elliott contemplates Punchestown for Soldier Of Fortune mare

Trainer Gordon Elliott is considering a trip to the Punchestown Festival with Isabella Liberty (6m Soldier Of Fortune-Samsa, by Zafonic) after her beginners’ chase success on Friday evening.

The Soldier Of Fortune mare took the 2m 4f contest in good style under Jack Kennedy in the colours of the Twenty Syndicate.

“On her form last year she was entitled to win it,” said Elliott.“I was a bit worried when I saw the watered ground that it might be a bit soft for her but in fairness she pulled it out and galloped the whole way to the line.

“It's great for the lads that own her. They are having good fun with her. She might go for a two-and-a-half mile handicap chase at Punchestown. We might give her a rattle at that.”