has had a wind operation and is on course for a novice chase campaign, while Apple's Jade has undergone the same procedure after her form tapered off.
Earlier, on the Wednesday, the dashing Battleoverdoyen will bid to follow in Samcro
's footsteps by winning the Ballymore Novice Hurdle.
After watching last year's Ballymore Novices' Hurdle hero in a workout yesterday, Elliott said: "Samcro
is in very good form however, Cheltenham is just going to come a week or two too soon.
Elliott said in his blog for Betfair: "Unfortunately, we are going to have to skip Cheltenham with Samcro
. He's in very good form and I am pleased with how he has been doing in his work over the last few weeks.
Reports in recent weeks have been more upbeat, however, and Elliott said on Sunday: "Samcro
will gallop on Tuesday and I'll know what we are going to do then.
Bedrock had caused a major upset when beating the Gordon Elliott-trained Samcro
in the Grade Two WKD Hurdle at Down Royal last month.
's defeat Newcastle left many questioning whether Samcro
should now pursue a career over fences - as was being considered during the summer.
That was because not only was he facing Supreme Novices' Hurdle winner Summerville Boy, but also the great Irish hope Samcro
, behind whom there was an infectious confidence - so much so he was sent off the 6-5 favourite.
Paddy Power made Bedrock a 25-1 shot for the Champion Hurdle but pushed Samcro
out to 5-1 from 11-4 for March's Cheltenham showpiece.
While Black Op made good headway to break away from the rest, he never looked like catching Samcro
and a mistake at the final flight stopped his momentum.
Meanwhile, (http://whatculture.com/tv/20-mind-blowing-facts-never-knew-sons-anarchy.php/18) What Culture compiled the number of murders made by SAMCRO
and it's a whopping 175 deaths including the murders made by the club's prospect.
Subsequently found to be suffering from a lung infection, Samcro
is entered for the Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle and Betdaq Punchestown Champion Hurdle.