Joe Tizzard: “Lostintranslation looks even bigger and stronger this year”
Coral ambassador previews the Tizzard yard’s Saturday runners
11.45 Huntingdon – Seymour Promise
He’s got some nice bumper form from last year. He ran really well in a good race at Kempton where the form has worked out well. He then ran in a Listed bumper at Cheltenham and he ran no race, but it was too bad to be true. A few of our horses were running like that a month ago. He’s in good form at home.
It’s his first time over hurdles, but he has got an engine this horse, so if he can settle and jump well then I expect him to run quite nicely. He’s a horse I like.
13.23 Huntingdon – Sizing Cusimano
He probably wants further but he’s ready for a run, and we want to get a run into him. He’s a horse that always improves for a run, so we are keen to get him out and it will sharpen him up running over two and a half miles at Huntingdon. Then we will step him up in trip.
I have put cheekpieces on him for the first time, just to sharpen everything up, but I think Huntingdon might be a bit sharp for him.
13.50 Haydock – War Lord
War Lord ran an absolute blinder up at Wetherby last time. We take on Arriverderci again and have a 3lb pull for a length and a half, so there shouldn’t be much between them. He will love the rain they are getting up there. He’s developing into a nice horse. Last year he won a couple and his first run this season was a step forward.
We are excited about running him and Haydock should suit him, It’s a competitive race but he is in a good place at the moment.
15.00 Haydock – Lostintranslation
This is quite a similar race to last year, but this year he hasn’t had a run, compared to last year when he’d won the Colin Parker at Carlisle. He’s been away for a gallop and we’ve schooled him a couple of times. He looks in great form at home and we’ve done as much as we can. He won’t want for fitness. If anything he looks bigger and stronger this year, which he has every right to be.
We know he likes it around Haydock and we are going there off the back off a brilliant run in the Gold Cup. There is nothing in the race that particularly scares us but at the same time Clan Des Obeaux and Bristol De Mail are very good horses. We are just excited about running him and starting out on our journey to the Gold Cup again.
All being well tomorrow, it would then be the King George, and last year proved that he didn’t need a run between the King George and the Gold Cup. So that would be the plan.
15.50 Ascot – No Hubs No Hoobs & Sixty Dollars More
These are two babies that need a run in a bumper. They are two big National Hunt types that want a nice stiff track. No Hubs No Hoobs is a gorgeous horse that we paid a lot of money for as a store. He certainly doesn’t look like a bumper winner. This is just part of his education. We don’t train horses up to be real flash and fast enough for bumpers. He’ll have two or three bumpers this year ready for novice hurdling next year.
Sixty Dollars More was in all of last season. He has that advantage of being a year older and we toyed with going hurdling straightaway but just felt to be fair on the horse we’d give him a spin in a bumper and he’ll go hurdling in a couple of weeks.