Strong hopes for Cue Card

Thu 20th Dec 2012, 14:49

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Joe Tizzard is confident that Cue Card won't fail for a lack of stamina in the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton.

The jockey believes that Cue Card, winner of the Haldon Gold Cup on his seasonal reappearance, will get the trip as he steps up to three miles for the first time.

"I gave him a school on Monday morning. It was the first time I'd sat on him since Exeter and he felt superb," he told At The Races.

"He's just ticking over to the race now. He's done all his work and seems in good nick.

"He's won on all sorts of ground, but he's going into an unknown trip.

"The more rain, the more stamina is going to come into use for the King George, but I'm confident he'll get the trip and he'll handle the ground."

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