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Colin Tizzard Stable Tour - Key quotes on stars before son Joe takes over

By Jon Vine
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21 Oct 2021
  • Colin Tizzard's stable tour with AtTheRaces ahead of the 2021/22 National Hunt season
  • Son, Joe Tizzard will take over the reigns at some point this season
  • Read the key quotes on all of Colin Tizzard's stable stars
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Colin Tizzard (right) with son Joe at their stables in Dorset. (Getty)
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We bring you the key quotes from Colin Tizzard's Stable Tour with At The Races, ahead of the new National Hunt season in 2021/22.

*All quotes taken from AtTheRaces*
    Table Of Contents
  • Colin Tizzard Stable Tour 2021/22
  • Stable Stars
  • Novice Hurdlers
  • Older Hurdlers
  • Novice Chasers
  • Older Chasers

Colin Tizzard Stable Tour 2021/22

Stable Stars

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Eldorado Allen

"He was a real good second in the Arkle last year and is a Grade 2 winning novice and he is in and well. He will start off in the Haldon Gold Cup - he is off 151 and it is a limited handicap over two and a quarter. I think it is a lovely race to start him in. We were looking forward to stepping up to two and a half miles last year, but we took him to Aintree and he just flopped completely but he was showing the effects of the season. He is a horse we think can step up in trip and the Haldon Gold Cup is a great starting place."


"He was ever so consistent after winning at Exeter without getting his head in front again, but he was taking on the best of the best and ran with credit all the way through. The plan with him is to start him in the Colin Parker at Carlisle at the end of the month and he will have an entry in the Paddy Power and the Ladbrokes Trophy. We stepped him up in trip last year and he coped with it absolutely fine, and I think there is a big handicap in him."

Native River

"He doesn't really need any introducing, but he has been a real flagbearer for our yard and still continues to be. He looks fantastic at the moment and as he has got older, he has become more ground dependent. When he gets his conditions right, he is very good as he showed in the Cotswold Chase, which was run at Sandown last year, when putting in one of the best performances of a chaser all season and he was most impressive. We are just going to get the ground right for him, but he is fit and ready to run. If it turned up soft, then he would go to Haydock for the Betfair Chase. Beyond that we will just wait for the ground to come right, and the Cotswold Chase would be a possible target again. He will have a Gold Cup entry, but he wouldn't necessarily go there unless it was nice and soft."

Novice Hurdlers


"He was kicked at the start in a novices’ hurdle at Newton Abbot last Sunday and had to be withdrawn but he was second and fourth in two bumpers last season. He is going to be a gorgeous horse going novice hurdling."

Strike A Pose

"Strike A Pose was entered this week, but I think it has dried up too much. He will make a better chaser - he won a point-to-point - but I want it to rain before we start him off in a two and a half mile novices' handicap chase."

Older Hurdlers

Amarillo Sky

"He is another horse who came right at the backend of last season. We ran him over the wrong trip at Aintree - we ran him over two and a half and he ran well until two out and didn't quite get home - and then bolted up at Newton Abbot. Hopefully he is going to sneak in the bottom of the handicap at Ffos Las and then we will decide what route we go after that. He has already jumped a fence and we could go either way."

Novice Chasers

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Buckhorn George

"His form worked out really well last year without him actually winning. It was always a bonus over hurdles, and we are going to go novice chasing with him. He will be going over two and a half miles plus on big galloping tracks and he is sure to be winning those novices’ limited handicap chase. He is big and well and he has got an engine as well."

Killer Kane

"He is nearly ready to run, and we are just waiting for the ground with him. He finished off last season really well. He won nicely at Exeter, and he is going to go chasing. I am looking forward to jumping a fence with him and he could be one of our nicer novice chasers this year."

Oscar Elite

"He was our best novice hurdler last season and was second at Cheltenham and third at Aintree. There is a two mile seven furlong novice chase at Cheltenham on October 23 he could possibly go for but he would want a bit of cut in the ground. There is also another race at Chepstow - a novice limited handicap - in a couple of weeks but he is ready to run, and we just want the ground for him. I think he will be a better chaser than he was a hurdler, and he is an exciting novice chaser going into the season. Hopefully he will end up becoming a Festival Novices' Chase horse. He is doing nothing wrong and we look forward to getting him started."

Rose Of Arcadia

"I don't think she performed to her best last season, and I think she is better than she has shown. She was actually running a big race in the mares’ final at Newbury and hurt herself two out and when she came back, she was lame for a few days and had a nasty hematoma. She is in good nick at home now and schooling well over fences. She won on soft ground at Wincanton and soon as we get that she will be ready to run. Whether we go for a mares’ handicap hurdle or a mares novices’ chase we will see when the conditions are right for her."

The Widdow Maker

"He did well last year and won two nice races at Taunton and the form has worked out well. He had operation three weeks ago and he will be ready to run in three weeks. We will probably go novice chasing with him."

War Lord

"He won on very well at Newton Abbot where we dropped him back to two miles and he seemed to cope with that and handled the softer ground. We will see what the handicapper does with him, but I wouldn't be afraid go for the early season two mile novice at Cheltenham as he is a real slick jumper. He has made a cracking start to the season, and I think he is going to be a much better chaser than he was a hurdler."

Older Chasers

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Christmas In April

"He is a really stayer and wins marathon races. He won on his reappearance this season at Newton Abbot, and we are probably going to go for the Love Devon Handicap Chase at Exeter next week. He wouldn't want to be on ground that is too firm as he's too heavy a horse for that but that would be his first target and he has won around Exeter. We will then aim him towards those real staying races and if he could improve a little more, he could sneak in a Welsh National."


"He is still a maiden and has been second enough times! I think we may run him in the amateur riders handicap chase at Cheltenham next weekend. He is big and well and just needs to get his head in front. He is a solid 125 horse and I think he will be competitive at Cheltenham next Friday."

L'Air Du Vent

"He looks magnificent and is a horse who hasn't taken his races well up until now and he won his novice chase at Exeter and then seemed to lose a lot of condition. He is a horse that is potentially well handicapped, and we just have to play it right with him. He looks a lot bigger and stronger this year and I am excited about running him - I think there's a nice race in him."

Lamanver Pippin

"He is in and well. He struggled last season but was third in the National Hunt Chase in March 2020 and has got an engine. He is going to start off in those three mile plus handicap chases and he isn't a Saturday horse at the moment but I think he has an engine to become one. He had a bad season last time, but it might just of helped his handicap mark a bit."


"We had a terrible time with him last season and it was hard work. He was just not himself and we ran every test that was possible, and we never were able to put our finger on the problem. He has had a hobday operation during the summer and we are in no rush with him but he looks fantastic. I think he is starting to come hand and something like the Many Clouds at Aintree springs to mind. He is in full work, and it would be nice to get him back."

Mister Malarky

"He ran in the Native River at Chepstow and the handicapper has dropped him 3lb from 154. He is highly rated and wherever he goes is not easy but every year he has his day and he's won a big one the past two seasons. He might be a horse to have a go in a Cross Country Chase and the handicapper needs to show a bit more respite and he will have his day again when it all clicks."


"I have him in a handicap hurdle at Uttoxeter on Friday and he is a horse that takes a run to get ready. We would then look at the Badger Beers Handicap Chase at Wincanton on November 6 or the Sefton at Aintree on the same day."

Shoal Bay

"He was running a blinder first time out at Worcester this year, but his saddle slipped, and it was a disaster as he jumped that last and hit the ground. He ran at Ludlow last week and ran as if something was amiss and he travelled well and then went violently left. The back man is going through him, and he is a bit of a fast ground horse, and we just need to get him right."

Storm Home

"He's had a great summer and won the Summer Cup at Uttoxeter and then back up there. The handicapper jacked him up 22lb for those wins and he's now up against it but it's just in the back of my mind that if Wincanton stayed firm then the Badger Beer could be an option. He is a real top of the ground horse and has done his job this summer and we won't be carrying on with him forever with him."

The Big Breakaway

"He tipped up at the last in an Intermediate Chase at Newton Abbot last Sunday and the future might prove he was facing an impossible task conceding 12lb to the winner Bravemansgame. It was just frustrating that he tipped up the last as he was running an absolute blinder. He is only a six-year-old and we had it in mind that he was going to go the Ladbrokes Trophy route, but we will probably take him for another Intermediate Chase at Sandown on November 7 and rejig things a little bit. He will have an entry at Newbury as the second confirmation for the Ladbrokes is November 9 so we will know our fate then."

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