Gordon Elliott has revealed that he is bullish about Mighty Potter’s hopes in the opener, though concedes that he can understand why there is scepticism about the favourite given how he faded at Cheltenham last year.
He told Racing TV: “I don’t think you could be anything but impressed with him in Leopardstown – he looks the real thing. I loved how, coming by the line, he was only getting into top gear really. We won’t start leaping up and down about him yet and we’ll let him do the talking, but I wouldn’t mind having a few more like him.
“He’s a big horse now, but he was every bit as big last year and gangly. If you look at the Supreme last year, he just never got into a rhythm and I think he landed on top of a hurdle and it was all over then.
“Everything is so easy to him. Even at home he’s kind of a big baby still, but he’s exciting. I couldn’t be more happy with him. I don’t think he’s been properly opened up yet. He’s just a relentless galloper.”