Grade One-winning Jessies Dream suffers fatal leg break on gallops

Jessies Dream ridden by Timmy Murphy at Ladies Day at Cheltenham on March 16, 2011
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Gordon Elliott's Grade One winner Jessies Dream suffers a fatal leg break on the gallops.

Gordon Elliott's Grade One-winning chaser Jessies Dream suffered a fatal injury on the gallops this morning.

The 10-year-old had been out injured since being narrowly pipped to the 2011 RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

"Unfortunately he broke a hind leg up high behind this morning and I just feel so sad for everyone in the yard and especially [owner] David Johnson, who was good enough to send the horse to us in the first place," Elliott said.

"He was a Grade One winner and just got touched off in the RSA.

"It's devastating for everyone connected with the horse."

Elliott also confirmed that the horse was looking at making a run for the Grand National at Aintree in April.

Paul Nicholls
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