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Twiston-Davies considering hurdles for Bristol De Mai

5th January 2019, 14:36 by Tom Hill

Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies has confirmed he may run Bristol De Mai in the Betfred Rendlesham Hurdle at Haydock on February 16.

The grey gelding has been campaigning over fences for the last few years and he continued his fine run at Haydock when winning the Betfair Chase in November.

He beat the likes of Native River, Thistlecrack and Might Bite on that occasion but his confidence took a blow when falling at Kempton last time out.

The eight-year-old could now run over hurdles ahead of the Cheltenham Festival.

Confirming his plans, Twiston-Davies said: "He is great. He was a bit bruised afterwards, but he was not too bad and is cantering away now. Hopefully, it is onwards and upwards.

"We are in discussion, but he could possibly go to Haydock and we might think about running him over hurdles to give him a confidence booster in the Rendlesham Hurdle, then on to the Gold Cup.

"Cheltenham Trials Day probably comes a bit too quick, then you have the Denman (at Newbury) and you are taking on those that could be in the Gold Cup.

"I've not really thought of the Irish Gold Cup, as he would not be the best traveller overnight."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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