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Nigel Twiston-Davies – Trainer

Nigel Twiston-Davies: does not understand the BHA's stance on entries

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Twiston-Davies hits out at King George decision

NIGEL TWISTON-DAVIES has accused the BHA of not wanting the best horses in the William Hill King George VI Chase after it declined the trainer's request to allow Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Imperial Commander into the rescheduled race next Saturday.
Having scratched the ten-year-old from the original King George entries because of an injury picked up when winning the Betfair Chase, Twiston-Davies had initially said that the rearranged race would still come too soon in the aftermath of its abandonment over Christmas.

However, the trainer said on Friday: "When the meeting was abandoned initially, we had ruled it out, but then when we worked out when the day was and the way the horse is blossoming, we suddenly thought let's have a go.

"For me, surely it is sensible to put it back to the six-day stage and if it did, you could make a supplementary entry, but they seem to be determined to not have the best horses in the race. Why not put [the six-day stage] back? It's three weeks after."

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