Joe Tizzard: “We think Eldorado Allen is an Arkle horse”
Coral ambassador previews the Tizzard yard’s Saturday runners
13.05: Lamanver Pippin
He hasn’t run since he was third in the National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, which was a hell of a run, and he had a slightly interrupted preparation for that race, so we are really looking forward to running him.
Any extra rain won’t hurt him at all. The more rain the better. We’ve actually left him in The Ladbrokes Trophy, that’s how highly we think of him. I think he’ll run a good race. He’s been back in right from the start and has been working and schooling well. Will Biddick rode him at the Cheltenham Festival, and he rides him again here
13.40: Eldorado Allen
I’m really excited about him. He won a decent novice chase when all our horses were needing the run, and he’s had a good five weeks preparing for this race. It looks a hot race, a proper Arkle trial, but we think he’s an Arkle horse and we want to get the experience into him.
We would then look to a race like the Henry VIII Chase at Sandown in December. No getting away from it, we are expecting a big run from him.
14:15: Slate House & The Russian Doyen
Slate House was travelling really well in the race last year and fell two out, and he is now a Grade One winner after winning the Kauto Star at Kempton. He runs well at Cheltenham and he goes well fresh, but he is a few pounds higher versus last year and it is a very competitive race. He is in good nick though so looking forward to running him.
The Russian Doyen was fourth in the Novice Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in 2019, but last year didn’t work out for him, as he got injured up at Aintree. This year he had a lovely prep run at Fontwell and he looks magnificent, and I’m looking forward to seeing where we are with him.
He’s a nice youngster having his first run for us. He was in training last season in an Irish Point to Point yard but didn’t run. He’s out of Sparky May who is a lovely mare. His full brother won the bumper at Chepstow the other day for Paul Nicholls.
This is his first run of his career, so it will be a nice education and we will get some feedback from his rider and see where we are with him, but he’s been going nicely at home.
13.32: Mocacreme Has
He ran in a couple of bumpers last year, and was slightly disappointing the second time. He’s a big horse that will make a cracking chaser. It’s his first time out of hurdles and we will see where we are with him.
He’s a good boy, who has been ever so consistent for us. He seems in quite good form and was second around Uttoxeter a couple of runs ago, but the handicapper is just getting to grips with him again.
15.50: Investment Manager
He has a lovely first run at Ffos Las, and he has definitely improved for that run, which would give him an each-way chance here. It won’t be long before he goes hurdling. He’s a horse we like a lot.