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Joe Tizzard: “Buckhorn George must have a great each-way chance”

| 19.02.2021

Coral ambassador previews the Tizzard yard’s Saturday runners

13.05 Wincanton – Earth Business & Whydah Gally

Earth Business ran really nicely in a Bumper finishing third around Wincanton. The form’s working out well. He’s a lovely horse. It’s his first time over hurdles but he goes there with a chance. We’re not worried about him losing his maiden tag as there’s plenty of season left and he can go into the spring. He’s a nice horse with plenty of ability.

Whydah Gally has had one run. He’ll probably want further in time but for the moment he’ll stay over two miles. It’s all part of his learning experience and he’s probably a horse that wants to get a handicap mark.

13.38 Wincanton – Earl Of Wisdom

He’s been very backward, very green. He actually shows more at home than he’s shown on the track. So this is his next step. He was disappointing at Taunton last time, but one more run and he gets a handicap mark, and then we’ll be away.

Adam Wedge has ridden for us a few times. He rode for us in the Ladbrokes Trophy one year. There are three meetings so we’ve looked to book the best available so Adam has picked up a couple, and we’re using Aidan in the first and Harry Kimber has three rides.

15.58 Wincanton – Buckhorn George

He ran really well over course and distance last time, and the winner has come out again and won since in a Pertemps Qualifier. He handles the conditions. He’s got to have a great each-way chance.

16.33 Wincanton – Royal Vacation & Sizing At Midnight

Royal Vacation is getting on a bit. We had him in a veteran’s race that was called off last week. On his day he is a Grade 1 winner. He won a Kauto Star albeit he got a bit lucky but he won it. He seems in good nick at home, and he’s got plenty of ability on his day.

Sizing At Midnight fell when he looked like he was going to win The Badger Bere last time. He hurt his back a bit that day, but he’s fine now. I’m a little bit concerned that it might be soft enough ground for him. But he’s ready to run so we thought this would be a nice place to start back. He has an entry in the National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham so if we left it any later we were going to run out of time. There aren’t many runners and he’s well enough handicapped.

16.45 Ascot – So Said I

She ran really nicely at Wincanton a couple of weeks ago and I think it’s brought her on a little bit. This looks a hotter race. She’s a nice filly and she’ll go hurdling after this. She’s bred by my Uncle and she has a nice page. If she’s improved on her third at Ascot she would have an 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.