Joe Tizzard: ‘The Big Breakaway needs this race ahead of big day at Newbury”
Coral ambassador Joe Tizzard previews the stable’s Sunday runners
Sandown 1.35 – Name In Lights
Name In Lights is a lovely big, young horse, who finished fourth in his bumper, after which we put him away. I think he’s a horse with a good engine, he’s schooled well at home, and while we’re excited to start him off over hurdles here, whatever he does he will learn plenty for the future.
Sandown 2.10 – The Big Breakaway
Just one rival for The Big Breakaway in this intermediate chase, although that one rival is the very good Chantry House. Our fellow was running one of his best races at Newton Abbot races last time, when he just tipped up at the last, and we just felt it was a big ask to go straight from there to the Ladbrokes Trophy, one of the most competitive handicaps of the season.
So we’ve brought him here and, as I say, he’s up against a very talented performer in Chantry House. Hopefully, they’ll help each other out for the first mile, but then it will develop into a proper race I’m sure – they can both jump round and then fight it out up the home straight! The main thing is he enjoys the experience, and we can move onto Newbury races, and one of the biggest races of the year.
Sandown 3.45 – Buckhorn Rocco
Buckhorn Rocco ran in a bumper last year, and didn’t run too badly, and this second run is really just a prep run before we send him hurdling. He’s well at home, and if he finished in the first four or five again we’d be delighted, as I say, it will be hurdles for him soon enough.