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Joe Tizzard: “Sizing At Midnight has been in really good form this season.”

| 06.11.2020

Coral ambassador previews the Tizzard stables’ Wincanton runners

Wincanton 15:00 – Master Debonair

We’ve got four runners at what is always a big day at our local track, starting with Master Debonair in the Elite Hurdle. We’re going to try to make him into a champion hurdler this season and this looks a lovely starting point for him.

He’s in good form at home, although we’d have a slight concern about the ground. He’d like a bit of cut in the ground so we will walk the track, just to check it is genuine good, good to soft.

He’s not got an awful lot to find on the ratings and we’re massively looking forward to his first run of the season.

Wincanton 15:35 – Sizing At Midnight

Sizing At Midnight does need to take another step forward but he’s been in really good form so far this season, with two wins and a second, and he does like the quicker ground.

What he lacks in experience he could make up for on this better going. The track will suit and he’s still progressive, he definitely deserves to take his chance.

Wincanton 16:05 – Earth Business & Skerries Harbour 

We run two in the Bumper. Earth Business is having his first run, as always we’re running them to gain experience, rather than training them to be fully wound up first time up. But he’s a lovely young horse who is doing everything right at home and he’s one to look forward to.

Robbie Power rides Skerries Harbour but I wouldn’t read too much into that. He’s had the one run so has some experience, but Earth Business would have been out last season if racing hadn’t come to a close.

There wouldn’t be much between them at home, we’d just like to see them both run nice races, and it might not be long before we’re novice hurdling with them.

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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 throughout the 2019-20 season.