Colin Tizzard hopes rain continues for course specialist Cannington Brook

21:36 22 November 2012

Cannington Brook ridden by Joe Tizzard during the RSA Chase on Ladies Day, during the Cheltenham Festival. Picture: David Davies/PA Archive.

Cannington Brook ridden by Joe Tizzard during the RSA Chase on Ladies Day, during the Cheltenham Festival. Picture: David Davies/PA Archive.

PA Archive/Press Association Images

Horse Talk: Top horse-racing tips and the latest news

Trainer Colin Tizzard is hoping the rain continues ahead of the £200,000 Betfair Chase at Haydock on Saturday where he saddles the 20-1 course specialist Cannington Brook.

Cannington Brook, the winner of three of his 16 starts and placed in seven of the others is unbeaten in two starts at Haydock. Tizzard admits the eight-year-old has plenty to find on his five rivals but believes that if the rain continues his charge will run a big race.

“I hope it rains at Haydock between now and Saturday and then Cannington Brook will make them all go,” Tizzard said after the going at Haydock was changed to soft, from good to soft, following 26 millimetres of rain since last Friday.

“He came out of his run at Ascot fine. He got knocked over three out and he never had a hard race at all.

“He is 30lb wrong with the others but he loves heavy ground and is unbeaten around Haydock. That is the only reason we are taking these horses on because of the way he can handle that Haydock heavy. We wouldn’t take them on anywhere else.

“I hope there is a bit more improvement to come from him as he needs to improve 20lb to place on Saturday, but the ground will help him.”

Haydock clerk of the course Kirkland Tellwright said on Thursday: “We have not had much rain since last night, but having walked the course today I have changed the going description to soft.

“We will see what tomorrow brings but the forecast is now for us to receive around 12 millimetres.

“For Friday, we are currently predicted three millimetres while Saturday is expected to be predominantly dry.”

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest football news

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Eric Dier of England during a press conference  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Eric Dier believes England need to be more “streetwise” at the forthcoming European Championship, echoing the comments of Wayne Rooney following their dismal 2014 World Cup campaign.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Romelu Lukaku of Everton celebrates after Chris Smalling of Manchester United scored an own goal (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has revealed that he wants to leave the club over the summer in order to further his career.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Lloyd James celebrates after scoring at York City with then Leyton Orient player-manager Kevin Nolan (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Ex-Wales under-21 international discusses impact the former West Ham United captain had at Brisbane Road

Thursday, May 26, 2016
John Mackie (red) shakes hands with Gary Alexander before the pair do battle at Leyton Orient's Brisbane Road (pic: Play With A Legend).

Two key players from O’s 2006 promotion winning squad were back on the pitch in east London on Thursday (May 19)

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Izzy Brown of Chelsea in action (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Izzy Brown has Instagrammed a photo back in his Chelsea training gear following a season-long loan deal with Vitesse Arnham.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Read more
Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more

Latest Tech News

Transport