Colin Tizzard: Pressure is on ahead of 2013 Cheltenham Festival
Colin Tizzard was a man who looked like he would rather be able to time travel straight to the Cheltenham Festival than be stood at a wet Wincanton with five days to count off before the key meeting of the season.
The Sherborne trainer cut a twitchy figure as he readies stable star Cue Card for the Ryanair Chase and a small supporting cast in other events, but there are still bread-and-butter horses to saddle and owners to keep happy.
The scarved masses of the Chasing Gold Racing Club were thrilled with Tizzard and jockey Brendan Powell as Jumps Road (9-1) recorded a double at the Somerset course in under three weeks in the Bathwick Tyres Salisbury Handicap Hurdle.
“The pressure’s on, isn’t it?” said Tizzard. “No matter what people say, Cheltenham is important.”
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Jumps Road, only back over the smaller obstacles this year, battled a neck ahead of Chesil Beach Boy and could have his own festival date.
Tizzard said: “He’s handled heavy ground, but the way he works makes you think he’d like it quicker.
“Two miles is his trip and there might be a race at Aintree for him.”