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Weekend Runners: Eldorado Allen primed for a big run

19 Nov 2022

Three of our Coral Racing Club trainers are in action today at Ascot, Haydock and Wolverhampton.

Joe Tizzard gets things underway in the 12.20pm at Ascot where he has Scarface at the top of the market and for good reason. He's looking to make it two wins from two since his seasonal reappearance at Plumpton where he ran out an easy 16 length winner. Jonjo's entry, Are U Wise To That, is unfortunately a non-runner, otherwise this could've been an interesting battle between two of our Coral Racing Club trainers as a big run was expected from him.

Jonjo’s other runner at Ascot is Beachcomber in the bumper at the end of the day, the 3.50pm. This is a race that Jonjo won with one of his stable stars Soaring Glory in 2019 and it would be no surprise to see this French bred four year old run well.

Up at Haydock Jonjo runs Easysland in the Handicap Chase at 3.35pm. This is a horse that won the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in 2020 and was then second to Tiger Roll in the same race the following year. He lost his way last season but has tumbled down the handicap as a result, so will be interesting to watch first time out as hopefully he can find some form. In the same race, Joe Tizzard runs The Big Breakaway, a lovely big staying chaser who was placed behind Monkfish at the Festival in 2020 and had an interrupted campaign last season. He should run a big race with an eye to a tilt at the Coral Welsh Grand National on 27th December.

It’s a big day for the Tizzard team up at Haydock where they run Eldorado Allen in the Grade 1 Betfair Chase at 3.00pm. It’s a small but high-quality field with Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, A Plus Tard, setting the standard. Eldorado Allen is a big price, but he loves picking up the pieces in these types of races and with a fitness advantage from his recent run in behind Bravemansgame, it'd be no surprise to see him run a big race on ground he enjoys. You can read the thoughts of Joe Tizzard on all his runners on Saturday and on Sunday in his Coral blog at https://sports.coral.co.uk/news/horse-racing/joe-tizzard-blog-nov-19-20/

Scott Dixon heads to Wolverhampton with three runners starting with Kitten’s Dream in the opening one mile six furlong handicap at 4.30pm. He was a winner over course and distance back in August and has been placed a few times since so isn’t without a chance. Don’t be surprised to see him slowly away as that is his trademark.

Rebel Redemption runs for the yard in the 5.30pm over seven furlongs a trip he’s only tried once before. He ran well that day three years ago and although he’s a multiple winner over six furlongs, it’s well worth another crack over that extra furlong.

Scott’s third runner on the card under the lights is Ebury in the 8.00pm. He was a staying on fifth last Saturday over seven furlongs, so running over this extended mile should see him go close. He’s only ever raced once over course and distance and came second on only his second ever start, so will be interesting to see if this can see if this step up in trip on the all-weather can see him return to the winners’ enclosure. Let’s hope he goes close.

Rebecca Menzies is having a quiet weekend after a busy week which saw her saddle our first Club runner, Lady Mendoza, who ran a brilliant second at Newcastle on Thursday. You can watch her full post-race reaction here.


Good luck to all the Coral Racing Club trainers today with their runners.

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