Colin Tizzard may have been on the block for some considerable time but the past two seasons have seen the Sherborne trainer develop into one of the big guns of the Jumps game.
Tizzard, who had his first trainer’s licence in 1998, proved more than capable of finding the right opportunities for his team in the past but the influx of horse of the calibre of Cue Card, Thistlecrack, Native River and Theatre Guide have been a real game changer which sees him challenging for bragging rights at most of the big showcase events.
Colin cracked the million-pound barrier for a first time in 2015/16 when his 15 winners notched £1,443,451 in prize money but that just the springboard to an even more emphatic rise up the charts when he ended the 2016/17 season with 57 winners and £2,041,055.
The aforementioned quartet of horses will be in action once more but their ranks are swelled with the recent recruits of Alan Potts-owned horses which include the likes of Fox Norton, Pingshou, Finian’s Oscar and Sizing Codelco and some younger talent whose potential is still untapped.
There look some exciting months ahead for Tizzard and his team and he kindly gave Tony Elves of attheraces.com an insight into his potential money-spinners.