Four For Twiston Davies

Willie Mullins may have stolen the show by entering a whopping twelve horses into the 2012 Grand National but it’s not all about quantity as Nigel Twiston-Davies will agree as he enters four of his own, any of which have just as good a chance of winning as Mullins.

Bidding for a third Grand National title, having already had wins in 1998 with Earth Summit and in 2002 with Bindaree, and a cut of the £975,000 up for grabs, Twiston-Davies has split his eggs between the baskets of former Scottish National hero Hello Bud, who was fifth in the race in 2010 but was pulled up last year, Viking Blond, Crescent Island and former Paddy Power Gold Cup hero Little Josh.

Little Josh, who is set to run in the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, has yet to meet the new requirement that any runner in the Grand National must have finished in at least fourth place in a chase over three miles or more before March 20.