Saturday 21 October 2017

New One 'as exciting as you get'

It took just one race of Cheltenham's new season to discover a potential Festival contender with Nigel Twiston-Davies fizzing with enthusiasm for The New One.

The grandson of King's Theatre cut a swathe through most of his opposition in the bumper ranks, winding up by taking the championship event at Aintree.

"As soon as we got him he was good -- he was broken in in August and was winning effortlessly by November," Twiston-Davies said. "He's very exciting -- as exciting as you get. He didn't get a clean run at the Festival, otherwise he'd be near unbeaten.

"He'll probably come back next month and two and a half miles is his trip for the time being. Who knows, Big Buck's won't be around forever, and maybe he'll be three-mile hurdling and then chasing in time."

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