Commander back in training
Last Updated: 15/10/13 12:42pm
Imperial Commander: Back in training
Imperial Commander is back in training with Nigel Twiston-Davies for the new jumps season, with a softly-softly approach prominent in the minds of connections.
The 2010 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner was sidelined with injury for nearly two years before a storming run back at Prestbury Park in January when he was second to Cape Tribulation in the Argento Chase.
Imperial Commander missed the Gold Cup itself with an infection and instead appeared in the Grand National, running prominently for some way before weakening and being pulled up at Becher's Brook second time around.
Paul Costello, of owners Imperial Racing, said: "He's back at Nigel's and is in good form, but it's a case of taking it one step at a time for the moment.
"He was still suffering from a bug after Aintree and it took him a while to get over it.
"We will probably go and see him, and our other horses, this weekend, and speak to Nigel about him."