Nigel Twiston-Davies has horses running all over the country this week and as part of his new weekly column he’s shared his views exclusively with myracing.com about their chances.
Aintree this week but a busy yard like Nigel’s will have runners elsewhere as well, that may or may not be worth considering. We spoke exclusively to the Gold Cup and Grand National winning trainer about his horses for Thursday afternoon and this is what he told us.
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The New One 3.25pm Aintree Each Way at 9/1
If he wins, a donation of £165.63 will be sent to the Injured Jockeys Fund.
Little James 2.05pm Taunton
“Not one of our best horses hence the drop in to selling grade this afternoon as we attempt to get a win out of him. We can’t exactly be confident but it is a very poor race, and on a good day he could run in to a place”
Seranwen 3.15pm Taunton
“He has been pretty disappointing over fences so I am sending him back over hurdles again this afternoon. He could be well weighted if the switch rekindles his interest, but we can’t be sure of that until after the race and we are hopeful of a good run, but certainly not confident”
The New One 3.25pm Aintree
“Well the pressure is certainly off this afternoon as no one expects us to beat or get near to Annie Power – let’s hope they are wrong! I have come to the conclusion that two miles at the highest level is too short for him these days and he will appreciate the step back up today – don’t forget he has won over further in decent company. I have him as well as I can at home and he is working and schooling well so no excuses as he is 100% and we hope to give the favourite a real race for the money granted a clear run”
Major Malarkey 4.05pm Aintree
“He led to the last fence in the Foxhunters at Cheltenham and has experience of these fences which should stand him in good stead today. He stayed on in to fourth last year after being hampered early on, and if he is in the same sort of form this afternoon as he was at the Festival then he must have a solid chance today so fingers crossed for a big run.”
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