Nigel Twiston-Davies is no stranger to Grand National success after having trained Bindaree (2002) and Earth Summit (1998) to victory at Aintree. The hat-trick of wins so nearly happened last year with Blaklion, who eventually finished fourth, although the 9-year-old will get a second chance in the 2018 race with his son, Sam Twiston-Davies in the saddle. The popular combination were early favourites for the coveted race, however at 11/1 they are now second behind the 10/1 Total Recall, and if the pair can pull of victory, they will become the first father-son combination to win the race since 2000, when Papillon, trained by Ted Walsh stormed to victory with son Ruby Walsh.
Ahead of the National Hunt season’s showpiece, RaceBets had the opportunity to catch with ambassadors Sam Twiston-Davies, Luke Harvey and the fantastic Blaklion, with this exclusive interview.
Check out Luke Harvey and Sam Twiston-Davies go head to head in a Grand National Quiz here