Former Gold Cup hero Native River is filled with enthusiasm and tempting Colin Tizzard’s team to take a shot at the Welsh National at Chepstow.
The 11-year-old, who took the prize 5 years in the past, would as soon as once more have to hold prime weight because the 2018 Cheltenham Festival winner heads a area of 30 entrants for three-mile-and-six-furlong contest on December 27, dwell on Sky Sports Racing.
Joe Tizzard, who is about to take over his father’s coach licence, is hoping situations in Wales shall be comfortable sufficient for his or her outdated star, having returned to motion at Aintree earlier this month within the Many Clouds Chase when ending second.
“Every day he is still enthusiastic and still competitive,” Tizzard informed Sky Sports Racing. “He’s still doing it on the track.
“We’d like to run him in his situations each month after which as soon as it dries out, that is it. This is just about his final season.
“Every time he runs in a conditions race he carries 11st 10lbs so he’s going to have the same weight in a Welsh National. It’s very tempting and a big possibility.”
Former Gold Cup third Lostintranslation bounced again to kind with victory within the 1965 Chase at Ascot final month and is all set to function within the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.
Tizzard’s nine-year-old has failed to complete within the final two editions of the race, however Tizzard is just not involved that the London observe is the difficulty.
“He was a lovely one to get back because he was a real headscratcher last year,” Tizzard stated.
“When they’re having a job to get round you question yourself for even running the horse but what we were seeing at home was good enough to be running.
“He was fit for Ascot but I’m sure he’s improved mentally because he went through that pain barrier to finish his race really strongly. He just looks a happy horse this year.
“After he received the Betfair Chase  we actually fancied him going into the King George however he bled that day and simply stopped.
“I don’t think the track will be a problem for him. With the ground being right, it’s the right thing to do.”
National dream attainable for Fiddlerontheroof
After ending a detailed second within the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury, Fiddlerontheroof will now be given a break because the Tizzards weigh up whether or not to purpose at the Grand National in April.
“The horse ran a blinder but if I’m happy being beaten half a length in a Ladbrokes Trophy then something is wrong,” Tizzard stated.
“We’re had lots of talks about where to go. The King George was an option but it probably would have come too soon so now we’re thinking he could run very well in a Grand National. We might wait to run until after the [Grand National] weights come out.”
The Big Breakaway is on a restoration mission after being effectively crushed by Chantry House in a two-runner occasion at Sandown final month.
The six-year-old, winless since his chase debut in November final 12 months, will take it gradual whereas the team discover a appropriate goal within the spring.
“We were disappointed with him at Sandown,” Tizzard stated. “He just didn’t operate and looked awkward.
“He’s had his wind carried out, had a month on the walker and is simply again cantering now.
“We might try and get a run into him before something at Cheltenham.”