COLIN TIZZARD is able to ship Cue Card on a farewell tour earlier than retiring him on the finish of the season.
The favored chaser is about to skip the King George and have simply three extra runs earlier than retiring.
“We most likely will not run Cue Card within the King George. Speaking to Jean Bishop, we’ll simply thoughts him. The King George is pink sizzling,” stated Tizzard.
“We thought-about going to Taunton, however we determined to not. He had a tough previous race at Haydock (second to Bristol De Mai in the Betfair Chase).
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“We simply wish to have three runs within the spring, then retire him. I believe that is what we’ll do.”
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He added: “We will go to the Ascot Chase, then either the Ryanair or Gold Cup and then on to Aintree.
“Then I will have him as my hunter.”
Templegate’s TV tips
1.55 Cheltenham – Ms Parfois: ‘Probably found 3m a bit too far on her chase debut at Uttoxeter last month. I’m expecting her to improve for that run’ (add to your betslip)
2.30 Cheltenham – Robinsfirth: ‘Hasn’t stood much racing over the years but there’s no doubt he’s useful and he made a promising return’ (add to your betslip)
3.05 Cheltenham – Bless The Wings: ‘He’s been pulled up in both his races this season but he’s got plenty of good form around this unique track’ (add to your betslip)
3.40 Cheltenham – The Dutchman: ‘There’s every chance he’s still nicely treated and the step up in distance should not be a problem’ (add to your betslip)