Note
14 Feb 2011 | 19:15
Nag Me about
To add a NagMe alert you must sign in.
Forgot password?
Not a member yet?

Search: Horse Jockey Trainer Owner All

Twiston-Davies savours special OneHeadlines
The New One works at the Nigel Twiston-Davies yard

Nigel Twiston-Davies' great young hope The New One spearheads a Cheltenham team which the trainer is treating with his usual optimism.

A dozen key members of the squad cantered up the Naunton gallops at Twiston-Davies' Festival press day on Monday and at 9-2 with William Hill, The New One is by some way his shortest-priced runner as he heads for the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle.

"I think it (the team) is as strong as we've had for a bit. We've got the (Imperial) Commander coming back and we've got some very, very nice novices," said the handler.

"We haven't got the money to go out and buy expensive horses and it's nice we've got some to do the job. It's hard work, but more satisfying."

The New One was sixth in the Weatherbys Champion Bumper and strode through his first three hurdles in exciting fashion. He met with defeat for the first time this season when ridden positively by the trainer's son Sam on Festival Trials Day, eventually giving best to At Fishers Cross.

"It won't be such desperate ground this time," Twiston-Davies said. "He's obviously got a huge burst of speed, and in hindsight probably we used it up a bit soon.

"We will probably take it up at the last, but there's no point sitting there at the last, and then making a mistake at it. The ground cannot be as horrible as it was and I hope he's got a good chance. He's the shortest priced of mine, anyway."

While many of his runners have been seen at the meeting before, two young novice hurdlers represent other major chances for Grange Hill Farm. African Gold heads for the Albert Bartlett on a five-timer, and the same can be applied to Master Of The Sea in the Coral Cup.

Twiston-Davies said: "African Gold has been absolutely superb this season and I hope in years to come he'll be an Imperial Commander-type horse for us. Master Of The Sea has been an absolute revelation. We haven't got to the bottom of him yet, and we're very excited about the Coral Cup."

Other potential runners include Tour Des Champs (JLT Specialty Chase or RSA), Same Difference (National Hunt Chase), The Cockney Mackem (Pulteney Land Investments Chase), According To Trev (Pertemps Final), Pure Science (Champion Bumper) and Pigeon Island (Grand Annual).

22 December 2014

Monbeg team wait on jockey plans
Goodwood announce Qatar deal
High hopes for Cue
Games ready for Challow date
Condon not appealing whip ban
Mogol makes it look easy
Derby hero Chaparral put down
Saphir adds sparkle to Feltham
Mullins star among Christmas seven
Walsh thrilled with Sceaux spin
February return likely for That
Lough still in Lexus frame
Milan primed for Chepstow return

21 December 2014

Billy fine after Ascot spill
Hanlon hoping Cyclone strikes
Henderson pleased with big guns
Mulholland serves up Master-class
Bayan bags big Ascot prize
Broadway proves a show-stopper
Three Long Walks for super Sivola
Queen wears Listed crown
Nicholls strikes with Saint
Sceaux puts in impressive show
Silvi the star turn in King George

20 December 2014

Sceaux puts in impressive show
Geraghty enthused by Bobs work
Walsh pain at Vautour defection
Billy puffing his chest out again
Master back in the spotlight
Grugy in line to start cantering
Newland seeks more from Re
Prize money boost in HRI initiative
Zig zips to impressive victory
New steroids policy delayed
Serge states Supreme case
Exciting Sceaux out at Fairyhouse
Firebird skips National service

19 December 2014

Martin readying big guns
Hobbs on Garde at Ascot
Fry excited by Activial chance
The New One in Haydock return
Reve camp not expecting a hat-trick
King issues Chatez Triumph warning
Bolger searching for Mossey key
King weighs up Karezak options
Henderson hoping Bobs makes Lexus
Simonsig camp play the long game
In-form Mole buries Exeter rivals
Sedgefield hit with heavy fine
Star names check in for Ryanair
Bobs revved up for Lexus repeat
Knott disqualified for three years
Geraghty braced for power Serge
Geraghty excited by Josses return
Activial stars in Ladbroke field

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2014