Nigel Twiston-Davies has two runners in the Paul Stewart IronSpine Charity Challenge Gold Cup.
Nigel Twiston-Davies has two representatives in the Paul Stewart IronSpine Charity Challenge Gold Cup.
Last Updated: 13/12/12 4:45pm
The Naunton trainer's team is headed by Astracad, who won the Jenny Mould Memorial Handicap Chase at The International last year, but he also has a second string to his bow in Have You Seen Me.
The former, a six-year-old, continued his good record around Cheltenham when finishing fourth in the paddypower.com Handicap Chase over two miles at The Open on his seasonal debut in November.
Twiston-Davies said: "Astracad has been in brilliant form since his run at The Open and I think he has come on a bit for that run.
"The extra half mile in the Paul Stewart IronSpine Charity Challenge Gold Cup will definitely help him and I don't think soft ground will be a problem either."
Astracad is the mount of Sam Twiston-Davies, while 3lb claimer Adam Wedge partners Have You Seen Me, who has been off the track since finishing second over the course and distance in a novices' handicap chase at Cheltenham in April, 2011.
Twiston-Davies added: "Have You Seen Me is down there at the bottom of the weights and he is also in good form. It is his first run for a while but hopefully I have him fit enough and he should run a good race."