Horse Racing News Monday 13th November 2017
Sam Twiston-Davies has given up his rides at Kempton on Monday after he hurt an arm in a
fall at Sandown on Sunday. The jockey took a tumble from Double Ross, trained
by his father Nigel, at the second fence in the veterans' handicap chase. His
agent Chris Broad said: "He had a
fall and then he rode in the bumper, but his arm was sore this morning so he's
having it checked out. I've spoken to him and he said he couldn't ride today.
He's got like a dead arm. He's having it looked at."
Paul Henderson is looking to Un Beau Roman to repeat his Cheltenham success of last year when he lines up in Friday's BetVictor Handicap Chase, the main event on the first day of the November Meeting.
Ante-post favourite Kylemore Lough remains in contention for the BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday. Harry Fry's new recruit has not been seen since he finished fourth in the Melling Chase at Aintree in April, when trained by Kerry Lee. Kylemore Lough will have to shoulder 11st 7lb in the valuable Grade Three handicap, for which 22 horses have stood their ground.
Faugheen is on course to make his eagerly-anticipated return to action after a 22-month lay-off in the Unibet Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown next Sunday. Owner Rich Ricci reports the 2015 Champion Hurdle hero, who is trained by Willie Mullins, to be ready to return to the fray after being sidelined through injury since storming to victory in the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown in January 2016.