Bryan Cooper bagged the Shloer Chase on Colin Tizzard’s Fox Norton at Cheltenham racecourse

Bryan Cooper bagged the Shloer Chase on Colin Tizzard’s Fox Norton at Cheltenham racecourse

COLIN TIZZARD was all smiles for tremendous Cooper after Fox Norton made a successful return within the Shloer Chase at Cheltenham.

Last 12 months’s Champion Chase runner-up jumped well below Bryan Cooper and coasted residence for an eight-length victory within the colors of proprietor Alan Potts, who died final week.

 Fox Norton carried the colours of Potts (left) who died last week

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Fox Norton carried the colors of Potts (left) who died final week

Potts had signed up the Cooper to journey all his horses in Britain this season. He ended a lean spell on Friday with victory on prime novice chaser Finian’s Oscar and bagged one other massive pot on Four-5 favorite Fox Norton.

Tizzard stated: “I’m happy for Bryan. He’s been below strain.

 Cooper bagged another big winner at Cheltenham with Fox Norton
Cooper bagged one other massive winner at Cheltenham with Fox Norton

“Alan determined he was going to journey all of the horses in England and I went together with it however, if I’d had my alternative, it may not have been.

“He was brilliant on this one – no one could have ridden him any better.”

Sun Bets minimize Fox Norton to 6-1 from 10s for the Champion Chase at Cheltenham in March. And that appears to be the best way Tizzard is leaning regardless of a temptation to go up in journey.

He is now prone to head to the Tingle Creek at Sandown subsequent month.

 Fox Norton is likely to head to the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown
Fox Norton is prone to head to the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown

Tizzard added: “It was all the time Alan Potts’ want that we stored this horse away from his Gold Cup winner Sizing John.

“For me he is a bigger, heavier horse this year. There’s no need to change from two miles – although if you ask me tomorrow morning that might change.”

 Alan King has had a run of bad luck

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Alan King has had a run of unhealthy luck

Alan King will need to have come near dropping his marbles after a wretched run of unhealthy luck in latest weeks.

So it was solely apt that Elgin would reverse his fortunes within the Unibet Greatwood Hurdle to the delight of the 10,000 members of homeowners Elite Racing.

 Elgin won the Greatwood Hurdle
Elgin gained the Greatwood Hurdle

After successful jockey Wayne Hutchinson made a touch to the stands’ rail in search of one of the best floor he went head-to-head with fifth-placed stablemate William H Bonney and Misterton up the ultimate climb.

Elgin nosed forward after leaping the final and held Misterton by a hard-fought neck.

King smiled: “It was again to the outdated days. When the bottom was unhealthy Choc Thornton would by no means give the skin to anybody.

“He gained properly at Ascot final time however I used to be frightened in regards to the floor – it’s onerous work on the market. I’d think about he’ll return to Ascot simply earlier than Christmas.

 Elgin (left) held on by a neck
Elgin (left) held on by a neck

“He did very properly via the summer season and he’s shifting higher now. He’s progressive.

“William H Bonney travelled rather well – in all probability higher than the winner.

“He’ll come on for the run and there’s a big one in him. He might go to Ascot as well and he could win a Betfair Hurdle.”

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