Ellaal won his third race of 2016 under Paul Mulrennen when holding off the sustained challange of Mark Johnston's Surewecan when taking the mile handicap at Musselburgh.
"This moderate handicap was run at an average pace and produced a tight finish as a result. ELLAAL bounced back to his best and landed a second success from his last three outings, both of them coming over this C&D. The 7yo is a tough sort to pass when on song and will still look fairly treated on old form after another rise."
Racing Post, May 2016
"We always thought Ellaal was better on fast ground but Paul (Mulrennan) thought it was plenty quick enough for him today. He had a season in the doldrums but he´s come back well to win his third race of the year. We´ll wait to see what the handicapper does before deciding where to go next."
Ruth Carr, May 2016