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Joe Tizzard: “Ambion Hill has a lovely each-way chance”

| 20.11.2020

Coral ambassador discusses the Tizzard yard’s Friday runners

13.30 Ascot – Amarillo Sky

Amarillo Sky is a horse we’ve paid a lot of money for and we weren’t too disappointed with his first run at Newbury. They hacked around there, and he ended up having to make his own running which for a four-year-old was not ideal. It turned into a complete sprint and he was still bang there.

This looks the obvious next step. A stiff two around Ascot on much slower ground. We are looking forward to getting another run into him. It’s a competitive little race and we’ll see where we are with him.

15.45 Ascot – My Lady Grey

She’s been so consistent all season. She’s won a couple. She’s proved in the past that she doesn’t mind a little cut in the ground. Perhaps the handicapper has quietly got hold of her, but this looks the right race, right trip and she’s entitled to be there or thereabouts.

14.50 Chepstow – Faustinovick

He’s threatened to be quite competitive a few times in the past, but he’s flattered to deceive a bit and hasn’t been finishing his races. So we are dropping him right back to two miles on a big galloping track, and we are certainly in the right race. He just doesn’t find a lot off the bridle so I’d like to see him finish his race a bit stronger.

16.00 Chepstow – Ambion Hill

He’s a big chase in the making, a lovely big horse. He’s had a couple of runs. His first run he was really keen and never got home, and his last run was much better. He stayed on nicely. His best form was around Chepstow last year. It’s the right race and I think he has a lovely each-way chance.




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 throughout the 2019-20 season.