Shattered Love to swerve Dublin Festival

Shattered Love is set to go straight for the RSA Insurance Chase at Cheltenham and sidestep the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown next weekend.

Trainer Gordon Elliott believes the seven-year-old mare does not need to have another start in the Flogas Novice Chase as she has had five races already this season.

Shattered Love was last in action at Leopardstown over Christmas when she landed the Grade One Neville Hotels Novice Chase.

“She’ll go straight to Cheltenham,” Elliott told At The Races.

“She’s been busy enough. She’s had five runs this year already so I’m going to go straight to the RSA with her.”

Elliott still intends to be well represented in the two-mile-five-furlong Grade One next Sunday.

“I think I’ll probably run three in the Flogas – Sutton Place, Dounikos and The Storyteller, all being well,” he said.