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Joe Tizzard: “Slate House should have a good chance”

| 26.02.2021
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Coral ambassador previews the Tizzard yard’s weekend runners

Saturday

13:15 Kempton – White Moon

He’s on a bit of a comeback mission this season that’s why we are sticking with him over hurdles. He had a bit of a back issue last year. He likes the nicer ground and he should be competitive. We just need to get a couple of runs into him to improve his confidence.

15:35 Kempton – Mister Malarky & Slate House

Slate House probably has the best chance of the two. He is a Grade One winner around Kempton and I think he will love the ground. It’s going to be an ultra-competitive handicap chase this race so it’s no easy task. He is off a mark where he should have a good chance though.

Mister Malarky won this race 12 months ago. He is now off a mark of 155 following his victory at Ascot earlier this season. He puts a lot into it and he has a lot of ability. He tends to win at least one big race every season but you just never know when that is going to be. Harry Kimber will take 7lb off his back which does help.

Sunday

15:10 Fontwell – Reserve Tank

He was injured at Cheltenham last year so this is very much a comeback run. He has done plenty at home but we are expecting him to come on for this run. This looks a lovely little race for him to start with as there are not many runners. We will probably stay over hurdle with him next season and aim for Aintree.

16:10 Fontwell – Katahdin

He has been knocking on the door recently. He ran well at Southwell two starts back where he was beaten by just a nose. He didn’t run badly at Plumpton last time. He will handle the ground and be in with a chance.

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He has come out of his race fine. He didn’t bleed, which is good. I think it was purely a fitness thing with him. He had his wind operation after the King George and I think he just needed a run badly. There are a lot of positives to take out of the race. He travelled well and was in with a chance three out and just got tired. We are very positive about him going forward.

Joe

 

 

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Joe Tizzard

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 2019-20 season.