Commander set for return to action at Haydock

Mon 19th Nov 2012, 01:09
Imperial Commander on his way to winning the Gold Cup in 2010
Imperial Commander on his way to winning the Gold Cup in 2010
(Healy Racing Photos)
Imperial Commander is on track to make his return to action in the Betfair Chase at Haydock on Saturday.

The Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained 11-year-old has not been seen since pulling up in last year's Cheltenham Gold Cup, which was his first run since he won the Haydock race in 2010.

Naunton handler Twiston-Davies said: "He has been very good.

"I haven't had him back very long and it was a case of had he taken one wrong step then we wouldn't have got him to the Betfair.

"It's so difficult when you have got a horse that has had a leg (problem), but he is as fit as I can get him without having had a run.

"Everyone says is he as good as he was, but who can say?"

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