Wednesday 22

Horse Racing

Tizzard earmarks Lostintranslation for Gold Cup

14th March 2019, 18:37 by Simon Barlow

Colin Tizzard says Lostintranslation is a "Gold Cup horse of the future" despite defeat to Defi Du Seuil in the JLT Novices' Chase.

The pre-race favourite got the better of his old rival to reverse the result of their course-and-distance New Year's Day clash at Prestbury Park in the Dipper Novices' Chase.

The Philip Hobbs-trained Defi Du Seuil had already turned the tables at Sandown last month and he franked the form with a superb finishing burst under Barry Geraghty to win by two-and-a-quarter lengths.

Robbie Power ensured Lostintranslation forced the pace from a long way out, but Defi Du Seuil was travelling the better at the top of the home straight and prevailed following a thrilling battle on the run-in.

Trainer Tizzard was proud of the runner-up, and said: "It was a fantastic run, he did nothing wrong, jumped well - it was just his old rival was just tanking in behind us all the time and was faster from the second-last.

"There's not that much between them, but a length or two is enough. We'll probably go up in trip next year, he's a Gold Cup horse of the future.

"He's a gorgeous young horse who has done everything this year, but I can't take anything away from the winner. He's beaten the rest out of sight, so you can't be anything but pleased."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

More Horse Racing

Horse Racing

Appleby undecided over Duty's Derby outing

21st May 2019, 11:39

Charlie Appleby is doubtful that Line Of Duty is suitable for the Investec Derby but he has yet to make a firm decision on racing him.

Horse Racing

Connections wait on Frankellina Oaks decision

21st May 2019, 11:38

Connections of Frankellina will wait until the weekend before deciding if she will participate in the Investec Oaks on May 31.

Horse Racing

Pretty Polly Worth Waiting for - Lanigan

20th May 2019, 14:10

The Juddmonte Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh will be the next target for Worth Waiting, according to handler David Lanigan.

Horse Racing

Trio tipped for Curragh action

20th May 2019, 09:22

Magna Grecia, Hermosa and Magical are set to feature at The Curragh this weekend, according to trainer Aidan O'Brien.

Horse Racing

East primed for Curragh run

19th May 2019, 13:46

Trainer Kevin Ryan expects East to contest the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh later this month.

Horse Racing

Jubiloso looking Ascot bound

19th May 2019, 12:54

Jubiloso looks set to run at Royal Ascot next month although connections are yet to decide what race she will be entered in.

Recent Sport Headlines

Horse Racing Previews

Put A Shine On Things With Dalgleish Miler

22nd May 2019, 08:34

Second Win In A Week On Cards For Tudhope Mount


Burnley eye Everton star

22nd May 2019, 08:26

Everton defender Jonjoe Kenny is wanted by Burnley but they will face strong competition for his services.

Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund target striker swoop

22nd May 2019, 08:13

Borussia Dortmund could continue their spending spree by wrapping up a swoop for Everton striker Cenk Tosun, reports claim.

Tottenham Hotspur

Real playmaker linked Spurs

22nd May 2019, 08:12

Tottenham are in the box seat to do a deal for Real Madrid playmaker Dani Ceballos, reports have claimed.

Manchester United

United linked with defender swap

22nd May 2019, 07:31

Manchester United are to use Eric Bailly as bait to land Tottenham central defender Toby Alderweireld.

Manchester City

Guardiola linked with Juve

22nd May 2019, 07:14

Reports in Italy are claiming Pep Guardiola has agreed a four-year deal to become the next manager of Juventus.


Adam expects Gers to target quality over quantity

22nd May 2019, 07:04

Former Rangers midfielder Charlie Adam thinks Steven Gerrard will sign a maximum of four "better quality players" this summer.


Hoops hoping to lure WBA starlet

22nd May 2019, 07:03

Celtic want to lure West Brom midfielder Rekeem Harper to Parkhead for a compensation package, but face Premier League competition.