Betway Mildmay Novices' Chase
Grade 1, Aintree 14:50
£100,000 added,
5yo plus,
3m 149y, Class 1   
Friday 5th April 2019

1 Lostintranslation 3/1
2 Topofthegame 10/11F
3 Top Ville Ben 14/1
6 ran NR: Drovers Lane Distances: 6l, ½l, 7l
Time: 6m 31.50s (slow by 24.50s)

Lostintranslation takes the Mildmay for Tizzard and Power
Colin Tizzard hopes that his quest for a new flagship performer might be over after last month's Cheltenham second Lostintranslation went one better under a change of tactics, beating favourite Topofthegame smoothly by six lengths.
Tizzard, who admitted that things haven't been easy for the stable lately, said: "He's just a dream horse. I've always felt that after the Cue Cards, Native Rivers and Thistlecracks, where am I going to find another one. I think we've seen him today and it's lovely isn't it. It was like poetry, wasn't it.
"This game has never been easy. We have had some wonderful times in recent years with these good horses but if we can't have a bad month there is something wrong somewhere along the line. There are always issues but lovely horses like Lostintranslation make it worthwhile.

"You would think he will be a flagbearer next season. He stays, jumps and travels. He has got everything and is a beautiful, big, strong boy as well. He is a lovely creature."
He added: "We'll obviously be going down the Gold Cup route as he's a very good staying chaser with everything in front of him. We won't run him again this year as we've done plenty with him."
Explaining the more patient ride, he said: "I don't usually get involved in the tactics, but we had a word with Robbie (Power) and changed the tactics. Because he's such a good jumper he's been getting to the front and then getting picked off by pacier horses. We wanted to save his pace for the end, for Topofthegame, thinking we might beat him for pace. That's absolutely lovely."

Trainers Quotes

Lostintranslation is an 8/1 chance for December's King George VI Chase with Betway, the official betting partner of the Randox Health Grand National Festival.
Joe Tizzard, son and assistant trainer, added: "We were waiting to step Lostinstranslation up in trip - we didn't want to do it at Cheltenham - but he is a different horse. We have looked forward to this horse for quite some time and he ran a blinder at Cheltenham, when he just got beaten by a very good horse.
"Today, he was impressive and he deserved it - he has been a good horse for a long time and he is our sort of future. We have had a quiet sort of spell for a month and that was quite a big one.
"Dad absolutely loves the horse. Lostinstranslation was about to do a performance like that and you need a bit of luck but I didn't think it was going to be quite as smooth as he has done it today. This horse is our future and we have loved him for a long time.
"I gave myself a second to watch Robbie pulling him up as well. He isn't that animated very often but he likes this horse, he has liked him a lot and he is a smart."


Betway Mildmay Novices' Chase (Grade 1)
£100,000 added, 5yo plus, 3m 149y, Class 1
6 ran
Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places

Pos D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st Lostintranslation (IRE) 3/1 R M Power
C L Tizzard 7
2nd 6 Topofthegame (IRE) 10/11f H Cobden
P F Nicholls 7
3rd ½ Top Ville Ben (IRE) 14/1 Sean Quinlan
P A Kirby 7
4th 7 Mr Whipped (IRE) 11/1 Nico de Boinville
N J Henderson 6
5th 12 Chris's Dream (IRE) 5/1 Rachael Blackmore
H De Bromhead 7
F Crucial Role 28/1 Harry Skelton
D Skelton 7
NR Drovers Lane (IRE) Sean Bowen
Miss R Curtis 7