Cannington Brook finally gets a break in Blue Square Bet Tommy Whittle Handicap Chase

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Cannington Brook finally gets a break in Blue Square Bet Tommy Whittle Handicap Chase

Trainer, Colin Tizzard, is assigning the Blue Square Bet Tommy Whittle Handicap Chase to the eight-year-old bay gelding, Cannington Brook. The trainer is quite confident about the winning chances of his under charge even though he has been disappointing
He has been victorious in two out of the three outings at the Haydock race course. The Irish bay gelding won the Maxilead Metals Tommy Whittle Handicap Chase on 17th December, 2011 at Haydock race course over three miles. Riding with jockey, Tom
O’Brien, he defeated the Tim Vaughan trained, Our Island, by a length.
Keeping up with the form, Winged Love’s bay gelding won the 2012 edition of the race, Betfred “Double Delight” Novices’ Handicap Chase on 18th February, 2012 at Haydock over two miles and four furlongs.
Racing with the same team, this time he bagged the success with a staggering margin of thirty-five lengths.
Second in ranking was the Tom George trained, Majala.
Cannington Brook’s third outing at the race course was in the form of the Grade 1 Betfair Chase on 24th November, he ended last in the top-class field of five. The race was won by the Paul Nicholls’ trained, Silviniaco Conti with Ruby Walsh onboard.
The trainer said: "Hopefully it will be nice deep sloshy ground, that's what we want. He won it last year. I know he's carrying 14lb more then he did then, but it's his sort of race. We could have waited for the Welsh National, but this looks a bit more
winnable than that, so that's why we're going there.”
"I was slightly disappointed the last time he ran. He wouldn't be the first horse to disappoint in heavy ground, but that is what I think he wants. This is why he's in at this time of the year, to race on heavy ground."
It is the ground conditions that have enticed the connections to pick the race and it might just be the breaking that Cannington Brook has been waiting for in order to get back into form.
Another entry whom the trainer is very excited about is, Cue Card, in the King George VI Chase that has one of the most testing ground conditions since 2002. The fast horse will have to take down the Nicky Henderson trained, Long Run, and the Paul Nicholls’
trained, Kauto Stone, in order to win the glory.



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