Willy Twiston-Davies continuing to mull riding future

Tue 29 Aug 2017

Willy Twiston-Davies will make a decision on his future in the saddle in the next few weeks after resuming work riding in recent days.

The 22-year-old jockey has been out of action since breaking two vertebrae and two ribs in a fall from Foxtail Hill, trained by his father Nigel, on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival in March. 

Since taking out a riding licence, Twiston-Davies has enjoyed high-profile National Hunt and Flat race victories.

After steering the Alan King-trained Primitivo to victory in the King George V Handicap at Royal Ascot in 2016, Twiston-Davies enjoyed Grade Two and Three winners over the jumps last season.

He said: "I've just started back riding out last week and I am just seeing how it goes as I want to get back to 100 per cent first.

"I am riding five lots every day and it is great to be able to help my dad out, but I am just taking it day by day. September is a quiet month and I will decide in the next few weeks what I want to do, but I am just getting back into the groove.

"I am still going to Oaksey House two or three times a week and the back is getting stronger and it seems to be going well.

"I am probably about 75 per cent fit and I have probably got to get a little bit stronger, but I am doing well and making progress."

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