Joe Tizzard feels there is more improvement to come from Cue Card (pictured) when the horse bids to erase the memory of last year's agonising defeat in the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on St Stephen's Day.
Cue Card, trained by his father Colin, faded quite dramatically just before the final fence in the hands of Tizzard junior and was collared by Silviniaco Conti.
He only returned to action last month and has not fired on all cylinders in finishing fourth in both the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter and Haydock's Betfair Chase.
But Tizzard junior, who is now his father's assistant after retiring from the saddle, has not lost faith in their stable star. Joe said: "There's a chance he might improve a little bit more. It's all guns blazing for the King George."