Tizzard enters Alary at Haydock
British racegoers could get their first sighting of the highly-touted Alary in the Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock on Saturday as he appeared among 24 entries.
Tizzard has entered Alary in the Peter Marsh
Now with Colin Tizzard, he will now run in the Alan and Ann Potts colours and was last seen finishing a narrow second in a Grade One at Auteuil.
Despite having never jumped a British fence in public, he is as low as 16-1 for the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Alary would be unlikely to have it all his own way in the Peter Marsh Chase if Brian Ellison's Definitly Red turns up.
A very easy winner of the Rowland Meyrick at Wetherby on Boxing Day, he also has the option of the Sky Bet Great Yorkshire Chase at Doncaster a week later.
"The ground will come into it and we'll just see who goes where," said Ellison.
"He's rated 149 now and he'd be entitled to go for something like the Cotswold Chase or the Denman but there's more money in the handicaps.
"If he wins at Haydock or Doncaster, then he might go for a race like that.
"He does go in soft and heavy ground but he's better when it's not so soft.
"At Newcastle in the Rehearsal, Brian (Hughes) kept him wide looking for the best ground and he only lost by four lengths, and he must have given more than that away.
"He had form with all the best novices last year – Black Hercules and Blaklion – so he was entitled to do what he did at Wetherby.
"I tend to share my rides out between Brian, Danny Cook and Henry Brooke but you can't always get the first two so Henry will continue to ride him now. I don't want to swapping all the time.
"His work has been exceptional this season and he's taking his racing much better."
Bristol De Mai, Bishops Road, Beg To Differ, Firebird Flyer, Otago Trail, O Maonlai and Virak are others in the race.
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