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Withdrawals Continue As Vics Canvas Bows Out

The list of high-profile contenders who are missing out on this year's Grand National race continues to grow, as Vics Canvas becomes the latest ride to be withdrawn prior to the race. Last year's third-place finisher in the Aintree showcase…

Nigel Twiston-Davies

Nigel Twiston-Davies was born in May 1957 and rode as an amateur for six years for trainers which included Fred Winter, Kim Bailey, Richard Head and Fred Rimell. In 1981 he moved to the Cotswolds to begin his training, and in 1982 had his first…

Adam Wedge

Adam Wedge originates from Halesowen near Birmingham and rode in his first Grand National in 2013 on board the Nigel Twiston-Davies trained Viking Blond. He started his career with a couple of rides on the flat for Richard Phillips before…

Same Difference

The only entry from Nigel Twiston-Davies this year, Same Difference is eight years old and fresh off the back of a fifth place finish in the Kim Muir Handicap Chase at Cheltenham. It was a much needed decent result as his form this season…

Becher Chase Attracts 43 Entries

December 7 2013 will see the Aintree fences back in action for the first time since the Grand National in April and the two Betfred-sponsored races that utilise them have received more than 40 entries apiece. Included in the potential line-up…

Viking Blond

Viking Blond was just seven years old when he had his first go at the national in 2012. He went off at 80/1 with Sam Twiston-Davies on board and barely made it to the first fence before he fell. Another year older, and hopefully a little…

Imperial Commander

Imperial Commander was certainly Nigel Twiston-Davies best chance at winning the 2013 Grand National, with his other three entries falling short of the mark and unlikely to get a place on the starting line. And with both the Cheltenham Gold…

Major Malarkey

At one point trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies was in danger of not having any 2013 Grand National Runners but with the confirmation that Imperial Commander would run and the subsequent withdrawals that left the door open for Major Malarkey he did,…

Will Imperial Command The Grand National?

It has only been a couple of weeks since doubts were cast over the participation of Gold Cup winner Imperial Commander in the 2013 Grand National. When a lung infection ruled him out fo the Gold Cup the odds were not favourable but once trainer…