Gordon Elliott was just 29 years old when he took out his trainer’s licence in 2006. Less than 12 months later, he had saddled Silver Birch to win the 2007 Grand National at Aintree.

At that stage of his career, Elliott was just getting started but the County Meath-based trainer continued to elevate his reputation in the racing world.

The Cullentra House stable went from strength to strength and eventually, Elliott had built up a stable to rival that of the legendary Willie Mullins.

While he has yet to topple Mullins in the Irish Jumps Trainers Championship, Elliott has been crowned the leading trainer at the Cheltenham Festival on two occasions.

After Mullins, Elliott’s training operation is the next strongest in Ireland and his horses will be dominant once again at the major festivals in both Ireland and the UK.

Here are 10 Gordon Elliott horses from the stable we think you should follow in 2023/24:

Ash Tree Meadow

Ash Tree Meadow put up a brilliant performance from the front to lift the Galway Plate in August and the seven-year-old has the potential to hit the greatest heights this season.

He looks a cert to make it to The Festival.


A half-sister to the Gordon Elliott’s ill-fated Mighty Potter, the four-year-old showed what she is capable of with a couple of impressive bumper victories last season.

She should take to the hurdling game like a duck to water.

Chemical Energy 

Second in the National Hunt Chase last season, we last saw Chemical Energy running in the Kerry National in September.

That really did look like a cobweb shifter and we should witness plenty of good things from him in due course.


Cheltenham Gold Cup third Conflated is somewhat of a steady Eddie for the Elliott stable and the blue riband event will be the target once more for 2023/24.

Delta Work

Delta Work will once again be Elliott’s main hope for the 2024 Grand National. Last year’s Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase winner will be plotted pretty much down the same route as last season.

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The ten-year-old is sure to have another fine season. You can check out his latest odds in our Grand National betting here.

Gerri Colombe

The exciting Gerri Colombe is highly likely to return to action in the Betfair Chase at Haydock in November with Gordon Elliott hopeful he can land the Cheltenham Gold Cup next March with him too.

The seven-year-old has won eight of his nine starts with his sole defeat coming in the Brown Advisory at the 2023 Cheltenham Festival.

Irish Point

Irish Point ended his novice hurdle campaign with a first Grade 1 success in the Mersey Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree’s Grand National meeting and the jumps world is his oyster this season.

It will be no surprise to see him race over even further at some stage this season.

Pied Piper

A classy hurdler who was second in the County Hurdle at Cheltenham, Elliott’s runner recently finished second in the Cesarewitch but a return to hurdling looks likely.

Pied Piper is bound to be included in many horse racing online bets this year.


The six-year-old Teahupoo has a first-class record, having won eight of 13 races over hurdles including a victory against Honeysuckle at Fairyhouse last December.

He looks sure to be a major player in the staying division this term.

The Yellow Clay

The Yellow Clay collected two bumper wins in the space of 21 days earlier this year, one of them a Listed affair at Limerick, so this horse will now be campaigned towards one of the novice hurdles at The Festival you would like to think.


Steven is a sports and horse racing enthusiast and is a member of the Horseracing Writers and Photographers Association (HWPA) in the United Kingdom.

He is a regular visitor to Paris Longchamp for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and a lifelong fan of the Aintree Grand National, a subject he writes about 52 weeks of the year. Last year he reached the impressive milestone of attending the last 30 renewals of the Grand National.