Sam Twiston-Davis blasted off in an eventful Cheltenham double – but was left wondering if there should have been oh so much more.
Jockeys robbed dad Nigel’s I Like to Move It and Sam Thomas-trained Before Midnight.
However, the Twiston-Davis Clan were out of luck when undersupervision dramatically ran off the track and ran through obstacles in the dying steps of the three-mile Novice chase.
“What a bloody day, hey?” Laughed at the jockey as he went back to the weighing room.
The rider considered that he should have had another winner in The Hollow Gingee, which was narrowly beaten by Gordon Elliot’s definitive plan.
But the father and son team see the funny side of things and are a good one to look forward to in the shape of I Like To Move It — named after the trainer’s daughter. He got the better of the Tritonic in the Masterson Hurdle.
Nigel said: “Poppy named her because she loves the song – I’m too old for all of this, though.
“But we have always liked this horse. Sam loves him and since he has come he is a natural, he does everything so smoothly.
“He’s a little bit like The New One, he’s always acted like him at home. We’ll be back here for grade 2 at the November meeting.”
Trainor was all laughing after undersupervision’s dramatic defeat at Kim Bailey’s Do He Know.
He said: “Sam said he just wanted to go round again. I blame the outgoing clerk of the course… just kidding! But now he doesn’t get a penalty, so put your life on him next time.” Put it on!
“Sam blamed himself for the hollow Gingee race, thought he got there too soon and was furious.
“But the horse has run the race of its life and that’s the essence of our day. I’m not complaining!”
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