Lostintranslation secured an impressive win at Carlisle on Sunday as he started his preparations for next spring's Cheltenham Gold Cup.
The Colin Tizzard-trained seven-year-old had only picked up two wins from six novice chases last term, but got this campaign up-and-running in style with a victory in the Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Chase.
Lostintranslation was quickly guided to the front by jockey Robbie Power and jumped well throughout the two-and-a-half-mile trip.
He finished two and a quarter lengths ahead of Count Meribel, while Kildisart was another nine lengths back in third, with outsider My Old Gold last of four.
The long-term aim is a tilt is the Gold Cup in March, while Tizzard revealed the next destination will be Haydock on November 23.
He said: "He looked it (foot perfect), didn't he? You never know first time out, but he jumped well and travelled well - and that was great. He should come on for the run - and his next race will be the Betfair Chase at Haydock, all being well."
Article Posted on Monday 4th November 2019 @ 07.57
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