Aggrieved Twiston-Davies puts Bristol De Mai firmly on course for Gold Cup

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Bristol De Mai is being underestimated once more, Nigel Twiston-Davies said on Sunday as he reflected on the grey’s effort in Saturday’s Cotswold Chase, in which he was second to Santini. “I think he’s every bit as good as that one,” the Naunton trainer said, plainly aggrieved that the winner is a 7-1 shot for the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March while his horse is available at 50-1 with one firm.

“He just tripped on landing after the third-last, which probably cost him the race, I thought,” Twiston-Davies added. “He jumped the fence beautifully but landed and then put his foot in a hole or something.

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