Harry Classic bid in limbo

  • Last Updated: January 8 2013, 16:21 GMT

Trainer Robin Dickin is in no rush to commit Restless Harry to Saturday's Betfred Classic Chase at Warwick.

Restless Harry: Warwick possible

The nine-year-old, who returned to winning form over fences at Newbury in December, also holds an entry in a novices' chase on the same card.

"I've not decided where he'll run yet," said the Warwickshire handler.

"I need to sit down with his owner and discuss his options.

"It will have a bearing what the Tizzards decide to do (with Hey Big Spender), not that I'd be running scared of him.

"He's a very good horse on his day, it would just mean we'd have to carry more weight if he didn't run.

"We don't have to decide yet and I'll probably leave a decision until declaration time."

Early indications from the Tizzard camp are that Hey Big Spender will run.

Joe Tizzard, son and jockey to trainer Colin, told his Wincanton racecourse blog: "This Saturday I'll be riding Hey Big Spender in the feature race at Warwick.

"He won the race last year and has needed a couple of runs to find himself this season.

"He's coming right and I'm looking forward to Saturday."

Ikorodu Road's participation is also up in the air, however.

Winner of a valuable prize at Newbury last year, he has now dropped to a mark only 4lb higher.

However, his trainer Matt Sheppard is worried the ground may be too soft.

He told At The Races: "He's got an entry for Warwick but it's only 50-50 - we may think it's too soft so we'll leave it late.

"After that it could be the Sky Bet Chase (Doncaster), although he's better over three and a quarter miles plus."


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