Nigel Twiston-Davies has two runners in the Paul Stewart IronSpine Charity Challenge Gold Cup.
Last Updated: December 13, 2012 4:45pm
Nigel Twiston-Davies: Sweet on Astracad
Local handler Nigel Twiston-Davies has two representatives in the Paul Stewart IronSpine Charity Challenge Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday.
The Naunton trainer's team is headed by Astracad, who won the Jenny Mould Memorial Handicap Chase at The International last year, but he also has a second string to his bow in Have You Seen Me.
The former, a six-year-old, continued his good record around Cheltenham when finishing fourth in the paddypower.com Handicap Chase over two miles at The Open on his seasonal debut in November.
Twiston-Davies said: "Astracad has been in brilliant form since his run at The Open and I think he has come on a bit for that run.
"The extra half mile in the Paul Stewart IronSpine Charity Challenge Gold Cup will definitely help him and I don't think soft ground will be a problem either."
Astracad is the mount of Sam Twiston-Davies, while 3lb claimer Adam Wedge partners Have You Seen Me, who has been off the track since finishing second over the course and distance in a novices' handicap chase at Cheltenham in April, 2011.
Twiston-Davies added: "Have You Seen Me is down there at the bottom of the weights and he is also in good form. It is his first run for a while but hopefully I have him fit enough and he should run a good race."