Bud blooms after Aintree win
The Gallops Report for Thursday December 13 has news from the Nigel Twiston-Davies stable in Gloucestershire.
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Nigel Twiston-Davies worked some of his horses up the Fibresand at Naunton.
Becher Chase winner HELLO BUD has taken those exertions in his stride and resumed light work
The 14-year-old will be campaigned towards a final crack at the John Smith's Grand National.
His best placing in that race was a fifth two years ago but such is his liking for the famous course and fences that April 2013 will be his career swansong.
RED ROUBLE breezed up the steep strip and looks in good order ahead of the conditional jockeys' handicap chase at Cheltenham.
He's progressed from race to race this season and has potential for further improvement.
IMPERIAL LEADER will carry a penalty for his first win over hurdles in a novice event but he's been going particularly well.
He really grabbed the ground traversing the gallop twice and should be hard to beat.
MAJOR MALARKEY staged a late rally to go close on his return from a lengthy absence at Sandown.
He has come out of that well and can soon go one better in a long distance handicap chase.
ASTRACAD powered up the strip in the manner of a horse that has come on in leaps and bounds for his promising comeback effort.
He troubled the judge on that occasion when looking a shade rusty.