Rose of Arcadia ends 44-day winless streak for trainer Colin Tizzard by claiming hard-fought victory at Wincanton
- The trainer celebrated his first winner since December 22nd
- Tizzard had gone 44 days and 47 runners since sending out his last winner
- Rose of Arcadia held off the Nicky Henderson-trained Fable to win by a neck
Trainer Colin Tizzard ended a 44-day, 47-runner winless run stretching back to December when Rose of Arcadia won at Wincanton.
Joe Tizzard, son and assistant trainer to his father, said: ‘Hopefully, this is the start of better things for us.’
The Tizzards’ 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Native River runs in the re-scheduled Cotswold Chase at Sandown on Saturday.
Trainer Colin Tizzard ended a 44-day, 47-runner winless run stretching back to December
Meanwhile, Lord Vestey, chairman of Cheltenham from 1990 to 2011, has died at the age of 79.
Vestey’s period in charge at Cheltenham saw the introduction of the four-day Festival.
The death of Grand National-winning jockey Pat Buckley has also been announced at the age of 77. Buckley won the 1963 Grand National on Keith Piggott-trained 66-1 shot Ayala.