Tizzard sees big gamble for one of his horses at Chepstow on Friday


Chepstow on Friday sees the first signs that the national hunt season is getting underway with the Welsh track hosting two big days of racing which includes some Graded contests.

In the opening race of the day the Colin Tizzard trained five-year-old has been the subject to a major pre-race punt in the, with his odds plummeting from 20/1 into 7/2 clear favourite, with bookmakers hoping it is not a gamble that will see them start the jumps chasing their own tails.

Fiddlerontheroof for the Dorset handler heads to Chepstow in the Grade 2 Persian War Novices Hurdle just under 2 and a half miles and the gelding has been overly popular in the betting markets.

Tizzard is ready to get his season underway and unleash some of his big guns and this five year old could be one of those horses having some smart form from last season heading into his seasonal debut.

With soft ground forecasted at Chepstow on Friday it will play into the hands of Fidlerontheroof with him landing a decent bumper on his final start last season at Navan on this ground.

This is his first run over hurdles and his first run for Colin Tizzard who looks to have him primed for a big juvenile season.