He's been absolutely bouncing at home – Joe Tizzard's Weekend Preview
14:17 Lingfield – Seaborn
Our first runner of the weekend is a rare flat runner for the yard. Seaborn had a long time off the track, and so we ran him on the flat at Kempton last month, and again here, just so we can get his fitness back up before we go hurdling with him, which we’ll do next time.
14:40 Ascot – So Said I
So Said I is a lovely mare who I can’t wait to go chasing with, but she just had a small pelvic injury last season, and so starting her back over hurdles makes sense. All her six rivals here have had a run this season, so will have a fitness edge, but I do think she’s an above average mare who we’ll see the best of over the larger obstacles, and this run will get her going nicely again.
15:15 Ascot – Triple Trade
Triple Trade came out of last Friday’s win at Cheltenham in great style, he’s been absolutely bouncing at home this week, so having discussed it with the owners, we’ve decided to have a go at what is a really decent pot on ground that will suit.
It is always a risk running one again so soon after a race, but as I say he’s giving us all the right signs at home, and we know he’s in great form on the track, so we’re looking forward to this.
15:15 ASCOT – LATEST BETTING HERE
13:30 Exeter – I Shut That D’Or
Exeter is a lovely track that we’re always keen to have runners at, and the first of our Sunday quartet is a lovely young chaser. He just picked up a slight injury on his last run, which is why he’s been off a little bit longer than we’d have hoped, but he’s all good again now, and we’ll just look to get his confidence back here. I don’t think it will be long before he’s winning over fences.
15:10 Exeter – Investment Manager
Investment Manager has been in cracking form this summer, winning a couple of times since a wind-op and finishing second on his last three runs, so he’s a really consistent sort. That consistency does mean his handicap mark has gone up, and we don’t where his ceiling will come, but he’s won around here before and will love the ground, so we’re hopeful of another big run.
15:10 EXETER – LATEST BETTING HERE
15:45 Exeter – Dylan’s Double & Bala Brook
We run two in the concluding handicap hurdle. Dylan’s Double stayed on really well at Plumpton last time, I can’t wait to go chasing with him, but he’ll improve for that reappearance and I think this test of stamina will suit so I expect him to run really well.
Bala Brook looks to be on a workable handicap mark. He wasn’t right on his last run, but his two seconds before that look decent so a return to that form could see him there or thereabouts.
Joe Tizzard, Coral Racing Ambassador