Joe Tizzard: “Lostintranslation has the class to win the Grand National”
Coral ambassador Joe Tizzard gives the lowdown on the team’s runners on Grand National day
Team Tizzard have two runners in Aintree’s big race, Lostintranslation and Fiddlerontheroof, but before that they run three of their stable stars in some of the supporting races on Saturday afternoon.
It’s the first time in a Grade One for Amarillo Sky, and on ratings he has a bit to find, but I think he’ll enjoy the track.
Edwardstone is going to take a hell of a lot of beating, but if our horse can get into a nice rhythm he could take a bit of pegging back.
It’s his last chance as a novice, although he could run at Punchestown as well. I can see him finishing in the first three or four and he’s a lovely fast horse
Oscar Elite ran an absolute blinder at Cheltenham. I thought he was going to win two out. He was only beaten a couple of lengths and has gone up 6lbs for it.
He seems to have bounced out of it really well, and ran well at Aintree last year after a good run at Cheltenham. Harry Cobden gets on with him well. He has a hell of a chance.
Killer Kane is an improving novice. He loves good ground so I wouldn’t want any more rain for him. He has his confidence up now and is on an upward curve. He only just snuck into the race and I wouldn’t write him off as he travels well in his races and jumps well.
The Grand National has been the target for Fiddlerontheroof since the Ladbrokes Trophy. His run at Ascot wasn’t a pretty watch but it was a good result. He came to win his race at the last and just got beat.
He has schooled well and I couldn’t be happier with him at home. If he has a bit of luck and gets into a rhythm, he will be bang there two out and then we will see what happens, but I’m not letting myself dream that far.
Lostintranslation has got a big place in my heart. I don’t think he’s gone at all, his Ascot win proved that.
He had a horrible run in the Ultima. He just got into a pocket where he never saw a fence, and he came back a bit battered and bruised.
But he loved the National fences when we schooled over them, and sometimes it takes a class horse to win a race like this, and he jumped the last upsides in the Gold Cup two years ago.
He is absolutely buzzing at home, and Harry gets on very well with him. It is very much a heart over head feeling with him, but I think he can run really well with a bit of luck.
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