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Colin Tizzard wants Third Intention to play a waiting game in Cheltenham's Jewson Novices` Chase

Updated: Tuesday, 05 Mar 2013 12:02 | Comments

Captain Conan passes Third Intention at Sandown last month
Captain Conan passes Third Intention at Sandown last month

Colin Tizzard will issue his son Joe with waiting tactics when Third Intention tackles Captain Conan again in the Jewson Novices` Chase at Cheltenham next week.

He is so far winless over fences in five outings, but has been behind high-class pair Captain Conan three times and Dynaste once.

In the Grade One Scilly Isles at Sandown, Third Intention looked all over the winner before being caught late on, and Tizzard will send him out with a sheepskin noseband at Cheltenham.

"He's rated 151 so he's out of the handicaps and he'll go to the Jewson," said Tizzard.

"His head came up at Sandown. He did it at Warwick last year, but I put that down to the heavy ground, and he did it first time out this season.

"He's had his chance so he'll have a big fluffy white noseband on him, we could even put blinkers on but I don't think we'll do that yet.

"Joe needs to hold on to him a bit longer, there's no point travelling upsides three out, he wants to jump upsides at the last.

"Cheltenham will be a different story altogether but we'll hold on to him a bit."

"Joe needs to hold on to him a bit longer, there's no point travelling upsides three out, he wants to jump upsides at the last." - Tizzard

Also in the line up will be the Tom George-trained Module, who has won his last two starts.

His jockey Paddy Brennan rates him as one of his best chances of the week.

"I schooled him on Monday morning and I was very happy with him, everything has gone right, it's up to him now," he told At The Races.

"It's going to be a big day for him and I'm really looking forward to riding him.

"He had to go to Leicester and he wasn't very impressive that day, but the ground was very bad. What I liked about him that day was that he dug deep.

"He's won around Cheltenham on his only start, he'll love the track and I wouldn't be swapping him for anything.

"He's keen, he keeps you on your toes and he likes to attack his fences but everything has gone right for him and there's no excuses, it's down to him now."

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