Fox Norton bought by Potts’ in move to Tizzard
Ann and Alan Potts moved their string to Colin Tizzard in September
PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos) Progressive chaser Fox Norton joins Tizzards By Andrew King 8:04AM 5 NOV 2016
PROGRESSIVE chaser Fox Norton has left Neil Mulholland after being purchased for an undisclosed sum by Ann and Alan Potts and has joined Colin Tizzard following his impressive victory in the Randox Health Handicap Chase Cheltenham last month.
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Tizzard confirmed to the Racing Post this morning that the six-year-old was now in his care, saying: "He is a lovely horse who has bags of potential and we could not be more pleased that he has joined our yard this week.
"I think the plan will be to go to Cheltenham's Open meeting next weekend for the Grade 2 Shloer Chase and then we will take things from there. There are plenty of opportunities for good two milers like him looking ahead."
Mulholland told the Racing Post: "We were delighted by the way in which Fox Norton won at Cheltenham the other day but Colin Tizzard was also impressed and Mr Potts made the group of people who owned the horse a substantial offer which they decided to accept.
"Obviously it's a blow to lose such a classy prospect as Fox Norton but he left us on a handicap mark of 161 and I wish his new connections the best of luck for the future as the horse is still on the up."
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