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Denman Chase Upcoming for Lostintranslation |  Race news

Lostintranslation will be made easier in the classroom in an effort to get his career back on track as Connections pointed to the Denman Chase in Newbury as his next target.

Last season’s third Cheltenham Gold Cup will target the three-mile sophomore prize on February 13, after failing to shoot in two starts at this campaign’s top level.

The eight-year-old, trained by Colin Tizzard, stopped for the second year in a row in the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day, after finishing third away from the Betfair Chase at Haydock on his return this season.

Joe Tizzard, son and assistant, said: “The lost translation caused a blood vessel to burst in the King George, which has been reported. There is normally something underlying when they break a blood vessel, as it causes them puts under pressure.

“He’s going to get a flu shot now and we’ll try to get him ready for the Denman.”

“We want to give him a different twist, and he loves it around Newbury, and the pitch at this time of year is generally decent.”

Lostintranslation, who has an overall chance of 25-1 for the Gold Cup, has a lot to prove after two under-passes – but Tizzard remains confident he can turn a corner.

He added: “A lot of horses have bled and then are going to run after.

“He’s never done that at home or anything. But the horses bleed every now and then, and we just need to get him back.

“He hasn’t played the last two and he needs to bounce back, but there’s certainly a possibility that he can.”

Tizzard believed the two-time first-year winner was doing fine in the King George until he met his setback.

He added: “He was traveling beautifully for the first circuit and he was exactly where he wanted to be.

“With Frodo going slightly to the left, he had a nice descent inside. He then suddenly cut, but that’s what a little bleeding does.

The plan for The Big Breakaway yard, meanwhile, is to work backwards from what was known as RSA at the Festival.

The five-year-old finished second on his return to the freshman company during the Novice Kauto Star pursuit at Kempton.

Tizzard said: “The Big Breakaway got his flu shot yesterday, and I really think he’ll go for what was the RSA.

“I think it was a hell of a performance at Kempton, and I think he learned more from this race than he learned in his whole life.

“(Winner) Shan Blue has been very impressive on this track and this trip, but I think Cheltenham will suit us better. He came out of Kempton well.”

The Big Breakaway, who suffered a casual defeat on their penultimate start at Exeter, will likely have another round by the Festival – but when will that be yet to be decided.

Tizzard added: “We had three points but we will probably look to give him another point before Cheltenham.

“We would hate to go back to a short race and have what happened in Exeter so we would need a half decent race.

“He won’t be racing until late January or early February because it’s the last chance before Cheltenham.”

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