Cue takes aim at Betfair Chase

  • Last Updated: November 11 2013, 10:25 GMT

Colin Tizzard expects an improved performance from Cue Card on his next outing in the Betfair Chase following his seasonal debut at Exeter last week.

Cue Card: Haydock next on the agenda
Cue Card: Haydock next on the agenda

The Dorset trainer intends to run last season's Ryanair Chase hero in the Haydock feature on November 23, as long as the ground is not too heavy.

Although originally disappointed after Cue Card's third place in the Haldon Gold Cup, which he won 12 months ago, on reflection Tizzard felt it was a great effort behind Somersby, who was receiving 17lb.

"The race has brought him on - there's no two ways about it," Tizzard told Sky Sports News. "I was a bit disappointed on the day, but, looking back, he ran a super race.

"He's an athlete. You watch him on the gallops and he's brilliant.

"As long as it's not bottomless ground at Haydock, he'll go for the Betfair."

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