Twiston-Davies set for spell on sidelines

Mon 13th Nov 2017, 18:09

photoSam Twiston-Davies
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Sam Twiston-Davies is hoping to be back in action for the Ladbrokes Trophy meeting at Newbury next month after suffering a broken elbow in a fall at Sandown on Sunday.

Twiston-Davies gave up his rides at Kempton on Monday following the tumble from Double Ross, trained by his father Nigel, at the second fence of the veterans' handicap chase at the weekend.

The rider went for x-rays and said after the damage was confirmed: "I'm a bit sore, but am aiming for Newbury (December 1st and 2nd), fingers crossed."

His boss Paul Nicholls, who will have a strong team of horses for Cheltenham's three-day November meeting which starts on Friday, said: "He's fractured his elbow and he says he'll be back for the Hennessy meeting, but that is only two weeks on Saturday, so we will see.

" He'll have to be fit when he's back."

Nicholls had said earlier in the day: "We've got Sean (Bowen) and Harry (Cobden) as a good back-up team and they've done the job before. If he is off it is not a problem, but it is frustrating as he is riding well."

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