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  • Imperial Commander (IRE)

  • Age: 12 (Foaled May 21st, 2001)
  • Sex: Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: Flemensfirth - Ballinlovane (Le Moss)
  • Trainer: N A Twiston-Davies
  • Owner: Our Friends in the North

News Clippings

Imperial Commander has been retired after the Hennessy

November 30th, 2013

Imperial Commander has been retired after he was pulled up on his swansong in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday.

Imperial Commander is reportedly on course for the Hennessy

November 12th, 2013

Imperial Commander is set to take his chance in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on November 30, rather than in the Betfair Chase at Haydock a week earlier.

Imperial Commander in Hennessy Gold Cup picture says trainer

October 21st, 2013

Imperial Commander could be a surprise package for the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on November 30.

Commander back in training

October 15th, 2013

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.

Imperial Commander team to take time over retirement decision

April 16th, 2013

Connections of Imperial Commander will wait until the autumn before making a decision on whether the 2010 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero takes to the racecourse again next season.

Commander in 'great shape'

April 2nd, 2013

Confidence in the John Smith's Grand National bid of Imperial Commander is growing with the prospect of reasonable ground conditions at Aintree this week.

Imperial Commander could have a racecourse gallop ahead of the Cheltenham Gold Cup

February 25th, 2013

Nigel Twiston-Davies intends to hand Imperial Commander a racecourse gallop this weekend as he looks to complete his serious preparation for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Imperial Commander's build-up to the Cheltenham Gold Cup is continuing without a hitch

February 10th, 2013

Nigel Twiston-Davies has revealed that Imperial Commander's build-up to next month's Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup is continuing without a hitch.

Imperial Commander will head straight back to Cheltenham in a bid to reclaim the Betfred Gold Cup.

January 27th, 2013

Imperial Commander will head straight back to Cheltenham in a bid to reclaim the Betfred Gold Cup following his fine effort in the Argento Chase.

Imperial Commander took another step towards returning to the racecourse when working before racing at Warwick.

January 12th, 2013

Imperial Commander is on course to make his first racecourse appearance for nearly two years after successfully completing another track workout before racing at Warwick.

Imperial Commander pleased connections when working at Chepstow

January 5th, 2013

Imperial Commander did much to put his quest to regain the Cheltenham Gold Cup crown he surrendered to Long Run back on track with a pleasing racecourse gallop at Chepstow.

mperial Commander could be given an entry in the John Smith's Grand National

December 9th, 2012

Nigel Twiston-Davies intends to hand his 2010 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Imperial Commander an entry in the John Smith's Grand National.

Nigel Twiston-Davies remains hopeful Imperial Commander will be back in action at Cheltenham in the New Year

November 29th, 2012

Nigel Twiston-Davies remains hopeful Imperial Commander will be back in action at Cheltenham in the New Year.

A setback has ruled Imperial Commander out of this weekend's Betfair Chase

November 20th, 2012

Nigel Twiston-Davies' Imperial Commander will miss this weekend's Betfair Chase at Haydock after suffering a setback.

Imperial Commander is on track to make his reappearance in the Betfair Chase at Haydock

November 18th, 2012

Imperial Commander is on course to make his eagerly awaited return to action in the Betfair Chase at Haydock on Saturday.

Imperial Commander on course for Betfair Chase Haydock

November 9th, 2012

Imperial Commander came through a crucial racecourse workout with flying colours as the 2010 Gold Cup hero passed another test on his way to the Betfair Chase.

Imperial on course for Haydock

November 1st, 2012

Nigel Twiston-Davies reports Imperial Commander on course to return to action in the Betfair Chase at Haydock on November 24.

Imperial sparks at Chepstow

October 27th, 2012

The former Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Imperial Commander delighted connections in a crucial racecourse gallop before racing at Chepstow.

Imperial set fair for Haydock

October 9th, 2012

Connections have reported that Imperial Commander remains on course to make his return from injury in the Betfair Chase at Haydock.

NT-D excited by Ransom Note

October 1st, 2012

Nigel Twiston-Davies has welcomed smart Flat horse Ransom Note to his yard while his 2010 Gold Cup hero Imperial Commander is back in training.