Twiston parades imperious team
Nigel Twiston-Davies opened the Grange Hill Farm gates on Tuesday morning, unveiling his squad of Cheltenham hopefuls to the public at the yard's annual media open day.
2010 provided the trainer with a Festival to remember when, shortly after winning his first Gold Cup courtesy of Imperial Commander, he witnessed Sam Twiston-Davies follow up with victory aboard Baby Run in the Foxhunters Chase'. William Hill offer 25-1 for The Gold Cup hero and Champion Hunter Chaser to repeat the successes of twelve months ago.
Lucy Rhodes, spokeswoman for William Hill, said, 'Nigel Twiston-Davies heads to Prestbury with a strong team spearheaded by Imperial Commander and Baby Run who both top their respective markets, and we're offering 25-1 for the pair to retain their crowns, with 5-1 available for the yard to secure two or more gold medals over the four days'.
To train Gold Cup winner & Champion Hurdle place: 40-1
To train winners of Gold Cup & Foxhunters: 25-1
Number of Twiston-Davies-trained Festival winners: 11-10 one winner, 6-5 no winners, 5-1 two or more winners
Cheltenham Festival Thomas Pink Leading Trainer Award: 11-8 Paul Nicholls, 15-8 Nicky Henderson, 13-2 Willie Mullins, 14-1 Nigel Twiston-Davies, Philip Hobbs, 16-1 Alan King, David Pipe, 33-1 Donald McCain, 40-1 Ferdy Murphy, Jonjo O'Neill
Cheltenham Festival Thomas Pink Leading Jockey Award: 6-5 Ruby Walsh, 11-4 Barry Geraghty, 6-1 Tony McCoy, 10-1 Robert Thornton, 16-1 Richard Johnson, 25-1 Paul Townend, Tom Scudamore, 33-1 Davy Russell, Paddy Brennan, Paul Carberry, Timmy Murphy
(*specials exclude St Patrick's Day Derby Charity Race)
CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL - LATEST PRICES
totesport Gold Cup: 4-1 Imperial Commander, 6-1 Long Run, 7-1 Denman, Kauto Star, 10-1 Diamond Harry, 16-1 Kempes, 20-1 Midnight Chase, Pandorama, 33-1 Neptune Collonges, Punchestowns, Tidal Bay, 50-1 Planet Of Sound, Synchronised, Weird Al, What a Friend, 66-1 BAR
Stan James Champion Hurdle: 3-1 Binocular, 5-1 Menorah, 11-2 Hurricane Fly, Peddlers Cross, 10-1 Oscar Whisky, 14-1 Dunguib, Mille Chief, 25-1 Khyber Kim, 50-1 BAR
sportingbet.com Queen Mother Champion Chase: 5-2 Master Minded, 10-3 Big Zeb, 7-1 Somersby, 8-1 Woolcombe Folly, 10-1 Captain Cee Bee, 12-1 Golden Silver, 14-1 Sizing Europe, 20-1 French Opera, 33-1 Gauvain, J'y Vole, 40-1 Mad Max, 50-1 BAR
Ladbrokes World Hurdle: 11-10 Big Buck's, 9-4 Grands Crus, 10-1 Mourad, 16-1 Fiveforthree, Solwhit, Zaynar, 20-1 Celestial Halo, Karabak, Punchestowns, 25-1 Ashkazar, Mikael D'Haguenet, Thousand Stars, 33-1 Any Given Day, Cross Kennon, Khyber Kim, Powerstation, Restless Harry, Souffleur, 50-1 BAR
Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle: 8-1 Back in Focus, Bobs Worth, 10-1 Court In Motion, Join Together, Oscars Well, 12-1 Kilcrea Kim, 14-1 Aikman, So Young, 16-1 Champion Court, First Lieutenant, For Non Stop, 20-1 Bishopsfurze, Habbie Simpson, Mossley, Sybarite, Teaforthree, 25-1 Allee Garde, Dynaste, Fully Funded, Gagewell Flyer, Highland Valley, Our Island, Raptor, Spirit Of Adjisa, Tornado Bob, Westmeath, 33-1 BAR
The Stewart Family Spinal Research Handicap Chase: 6-1 Bensalem, 9-1 Great Endeavour, 10-1 Quinz, 11-1 Blazing Bailey, 12-1 Ballabriggs, 14-1 Carole's Legacy, Definity, Roi Du Mee, 16-1 Bakbenscher, Beautiful Sound, Chief Dan George, Fistral Beach, Junior, Mostly Bob, Pearlysteps, Presenting Forever, Quantitativeasing, Reve De Sivola, Saddlers Storm, Summery Justice, Tarablaze, Tharawaat, Weird Al, 20-1 Billie Magern, Cape Tribulation, Carronshill, Chance Du Roy, Far More Serious, Lake Legend, Nacarat, Noland, Ogee, Pomme Tiepy, Radium, Rare Bob, Skippers Big, Take The Breeze, Tatenen, The Sawyer, 25-1 BAR
David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle: 11-10 Quevega, 6-1 Sparky May, 7-1 Tarla, 14-1 Morning Supreme, Our Girl Salley, 16-1 Banjaxed Girl, Carole's Legacy, L'Accordioniste, 20-1 BAR
Foxhunters' Chase: 7-2 Baby Run, 7-1 On The Fringe, 9-1 Cork All Star, 10-1 Dante's Storm, 12-1 Just Amazing, Kilty Storm, 14-1 Gone To Lunch, Hoo La Baloo, 16-1 Sericina, 20-1 Snowy Morning, Templer, William Somers, 25-1 BAR
Johnny Henderson Grand Annual: 8-1 Tanks For That, 12-1 Anquetta, 14-1 French Opera, Mad Max, Oh Crick, Pepe Simo, 16-1 Dan Breen, Giorgio Quercus, Peak Raider, Rivaliste, Shoreacres, 20-1 BAR
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