7th Jan 2022
Elusive Pimpernel’s 7yo son Coeur Sublime backed up his promising chase debut 2nd with a 3rd place finish in the Grade 1 Racing Post Novices Chase at Leopardstown over the Christmas period. Coeur Sublime put in another fluent round of jumping and travelled strongly throughout the race to again finish behind Ferny Hollow who is now 6/4 antepost favourite for the Arkle at the Cheltenham Festival. Gordon Elliott’s 4yo filly Riviere D’etel filled the second position, getting 13lbs from the older geldings, and put herself forward as another top prospect for the season. Coeur Sublime was himself 9½ lengths clear of the 4th placed finisher and will likely be kept in Grade 1 company in races to come having shown a very high level of ability in his short chasing career to date. We wish connections of Coeur Sublime the very best of luck for the rest of the season and beyond.