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Former Jump jockey Joe Tizzard enjoyed a stellar career in the saddle, with his record 91 wins to claim the 1998-99 champion conditional title gaining him prominence. Tizzard’s first Cheltenham Festival successes came during that period, including an Arkle win onboard the Paul Nicholls trained Flagship Uberalles. However, it was his Grade 1 victories in partnership with Cue Card, trained by dad Colin, which really catapulted Joe into the big time. Now assistant trainer to his father the Tizzards’ Dorset yard is home to some of the most exciting horses in training, including Cue Card, Thistlecrack and Native River. You can read Joe’s thoughts and get exclusive insight at news.coral.co.uk throughout the 2018-19 season

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Joe Tizzard: “Grand Vision has run really well at Newbury before.”

Latest insight from the Tizzard yard

Saturday – Newbury

2.05 – Grand Vision

Grand Vision is 13 years old now but I still think he’s got a bit of spark about him, his form from last year has worked out really well.

He’s run really well at Newbury before and although he’s not getting any younger he can still be competitive here, and if he runs his race that would give him an each way shout here.  

5.35 – Lillington

Lillington has been improving all season, and was at his most impressive at Newbury last time out over course and distance. 

He seems to be gaining confidence all the time, and although he’s creeping up the handicap with every win, he does seem to be improving as well so hopefully they haven’t got to the bottom of him just yet.

Sunday – Exeter

3.15 – Silverhow

We’re giving Silverhow a run over hurdles as he seemed to lose his way over fences a little bit, and jumped to the right last time, so this will hopefully be a nice confidence builder for him. 

He has had a wind op, and if we can get him back on track I’m sure he’ll be winning again soon.

3.45 – Dinos Benefit

Dinos Benefit is on a career high mark of 133 now, after a second and a win in her last two starts, but she schooled well in the week and can hopefully progress again over fences. 

This is a tough little race though, and I do think her current mark is high enough.

4.20 – Sandy Beach

Sandy Beach has a decent chance after a good run here in the Devon National last month. 

That was over further, but dropping back in trip in a wide open race won’t be a problem, and if he runs his race he should be thereabouts.  

5.25 – Ambion Hill & War Lord

We run two in the Bumper. Ambion Hill is a big baby who ran here on his debut last month, we couldn’t see much because of the fog that day but what we could see was that he travelled well for a long way. He’s not a bumper winning type but much more a lovely horse for the future. 

War Lord is a half brother to White Moon, he does everything nicely at home and this should be a nice educational start for him and show us where we are with him.

Farewell Noel

I rode alongside Noel Fehily for most of my career, and I can only say that he’s an absolute top man, a complete gentleman, and you won’t hear a bad word said against him for those very good reasons. 

He was a class rider all the way through his career, it wasn’t until the later years that he picked up the quality rides his talent deserved, but he got there in the end, and he’ll be sorely missed.

Joe