THE Tizzard family reflected briefly on what might have been, but were entirely happy to concentrate on the present and future after Hey Big Spender
posted the weight-carrying performance of the day in the Betfred Classic Chase.
Joe Tizzard rides Hey Big Spender
, who has 11st 11lb with a 5lb penalty for his recent Warwick win and the trainer added: "The concern is it's only a fortnight since his last run but this is his time of year and he looks great and is working fine.
Colin Tizzard: could go straight to Cheltenham with Hey Big Spender
After winning earlier in the season at Carlisle, Hey Big Spender
had fallen in the Hennessy, then finished eighth at Cheltenham, but was back to his best to score by four lengths under his son Joe.
He said: "Hey Big Spender
make a mistake two out and we were left in front, so it did not pan out.
Garth Broom said: "This week last year we had four winners, with Hey Big Spender
winning the novice chase at Newbury and then Master Overseer, who won the Sussex National last season, won the Silver Buck at Wincanton.
And he recouped the travelling expenses as Hey Big Spender
, though keen early on, had enough left to catch the faltering Big Fella Thanks on the run-in for a onelength win.
Tizzard is hoping Hey Big Spender
can get back on track today before a campaign mapped around the major staying handicaps.
Tizzard said: "Song Sung Blue will go for the Mildmay, but Hey Big Spender
's target will depend on the going.
Cast members Julia Sawalha and Jane Horrocks also lend their voices, singing covers of At Seventeen and Big Spender
TOPWEIGHT Hey Big Spender
is an intended runner in tomorrow's Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock, for which 13 were declared yesterday.
HEY BIG SPENDER
is a fair punt in leg four at Newcastle and has the favourite VINTAGE STAR to beat and every leg bar the early 1.20 at Newbury is live on Channel 4.
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HEY Big Spender
defied top weight to land Warwick's richest race of their National Hunt season - and now he will looking for gold in March.
Hey Big Spender
became the first horse to win the Classic Handicap Chase after running in the Welsh National on its previous start when wearing down Strongbows Legend at the final fence of the Betfredsponsored marathon.