X

Sunday 24
March

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

Cheltenham hero set for Punchestown

24th March 2019, 13:39

Croco Bay will head to the Punchestown Festival following his shock victory in the Grand Annual at Cheltenham.

Horse Racing

Winx just keeps on winning

23rd March 2019, 14:36

Australian mare Winx extended her winning run to 32 on Saturday with a fourth victory in the George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill in Sydney.

Horse Racing

Scott mulls Dashel Drasher decisions

22nd March 2019, 17:49

Jeremy Scott has admitted Dashel Drasher is set to swerve Aintree and could go to the Punchestown Festival instead.

Horse Racing

Walford waiting for Mill's National chance

22nd March 2019, 17:28

Robert Walford says Walk In The Mill could go for the Scottish National instead if he misses out on the Aintree showpiece next month.

Horse Racing

National the target for The Young Master

21st March 2019, 15:51

Connections hope The Young Master will be able to contest the Grand National but have other options if he misses the cut.

Horse Racing

Injury ends Frost's National hopes

21st March 2019, 13:03

Jockey Bryony Frost has been ruled out of the Grand National Meeting at Aintree next month with a broken collar bone.

Recent Sport Headlines

Ajax

Spurs duo linked with Ajax

24th March 2019, 13:50

Director of football Marc Overmars says Ajax have approached Tottenham to sign Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen.

Manchester United

Herrera unsure of future as contract winds down

24th March 2019, 13:42

Ander Herrera admits he knew the reports of a summer move to Paris Saint-Germain were going to come out before they hit the headlines.

Lazio

Lazio considering move for Liverpool youngster

24th March 2019, 13:40

Lazio have reportedly been watching Liverpool winger Bobby Adekanye as they ponder a summer move.

Horse Racing

Cheltenham hero set for Punchestown

24th March 2019, 13:39

Croco Bay will head to the Punchestown Festival following his shock victory in the Grand Annual at Cheltenham.

Brighton & Hove Albion

Rams defender linked to Seagulls

24th March 2019, 13:36

Brighton and Burnley are reported to be interested in Derby County defender Jayden Bogle after his breakthrough into the first team.

Real Madrid

Real target rubbishes recent reports

24th March 2019, 13:34

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has played down reports suggesting he already has a deal in place with Real Madrid.

Golf

Hend seals Maybank glory in dramatic fashion

24th March 2019, 13:33

Scott Hend needed a playoff to win the Maybank Championship after a dramatic final day at Saujana Golf and Country Club.

Borussia Dortmund

Pulisic heaps praise on Dortmund

24th March 2019, 12:20

Christian Pulisic says Borussia Dortmund have delivered on all of their promises since he joined the club back in 2015.