Joe Tizzard: “Killer Kane will think he’s running loose”
Trainer and Coral ambassador Joe Tizzard assesses the chances of his weekend runners at Chepstow, Kempton, Hereford and Fontwell, including Killer Kane in the Coral Trophy on Saturday.
Triple Trade fell first time up this season, and just lost his confidence for a couple of runs, but he bounced right back at Wincanton last time to finish second, it looked like he might win but we just bumped into a 50/1 shock winner, it was just one of those days. He jumped great and travelled really well that day, we’re stepping him up in trip here and I think Chepstow will suit him. If he runs like he did last time, and there’s no reason why he shouldn’t, he should go very close.
Killer Kane won really nicely around Kempton last time, and won here last season, so he loves the track. He carries a five pounds penalty for that win but is still just out of the handicap as Frodon has stayed in at the top of the weights, but he will think he’s running loose carrying this low weight.
It’s a competitive race as you’d expect for the prize money, but I don’t think there’s a horse to be scared of, plenty have chances including this fellow. Cap Du Nord could be the one to beat, but he only ran last weekend, and if Killer Kane runs his race, I can definitely see him getting involved.
Vision Des Flos hasn’t run for a while, but he loves this good ground, and has had a really consistent season. This two-mile trip might be a touch shorter than he prefers, but we will ride him nice and positively, get him jumping, and I’m sure he will run a nice race once again, he barely runs a bad race.
Born In Borris has been disappointing, there’s no getting away from it. She just hasn’t been trying in her races, and this is something of a last-chance saloon. We’ve tried her in headgear, and that didn’t work, so we’ve put the cheekpieces on her here. She does look good at home so fingers crossed she will put it in on the racecourse.
There are only four runners in this race, the other three could all be quite nice horses but we have just started chasing with this horse and a small field on good ground will suit him as he learns his job over fences. We think he’s a nice horse, but he was just a bit novicey at Kempton last time, and he may just need a couple of runs over fences to get his eye in.
Furkash is a consistent little horse, he’s not the biggest but he always tries. He won his novice hurdle at Fontwell, and ran well at Huntingdon last time, so in this low grade he’ll get his head in front soon, it could be here all being well.
Le Ligerien won nicely on his first start for us at Plumpton a couple of weeks ago, with his jumping getting better as the race went on. He’s up four pounds for that, but with only three declared against him here, I’d expect him to take all the beating if he’s in that form again.
With the ground pretty quick here at the moment, I will walk the course beforehand to make sure I’m happy with it for this fellow, as I wouldn’t want any jar in the ground. He’s a lovely young horse who is off what I think is a winnable mark here, but he’s a horse with a future and I wouldn’t take any chances if we didn’t feel the ground was right for him.