Talking Horses: Colin Tizzard ends barren run in time for big weekend

Trainer’s stable will hope for more success with Native River and The Big Breakaway after ending six-week losing streak

For the first time since mid-December, a runner from the Colin Tizzard stable was led into the winners’ enclosure on Thursday and appropriately enough, the horse that snapped a 47-runner losing streak for the yard was Rose Of Arcadia – the same horse that started the six-week barren spell when she was beaten at Wincanton on Boxing Day.

When January drew to a close with the Tizzards winnerless from 35 runners, it was the first time the yard had drawn a blank during a calendar month between October and March since 2005. So the timing of Rose Of Arcadia’s hard-fought win in a novice hurdle at Wincanton could not have been better, with an intense schedule of trials for the Cheltenham Festival about to begin.

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