CONGRATULATIONS TO DAVID ENGLAND!
After riding 2 winners from 2 consecutive rides in Germany last summer, David England took a crunching fall which chipped a vertebra in his neck and sidelined him for many months.
His patience paid off when he made a winning comeback in only his second ride since returning to the saddle on Randolph O’Brien at Leicester on 28th February, winning the amateur riders’ handicap chase by a distance.
Now he has his sights set on completing a notable comeback by riding at Cheltenham Festival, where he has been pencilled in for mounts in both amateur riders’ contests by guv’nor Nigel Twiston-Davies.”He is a very good rider and it is nice to get him back,” said the trainer. “He will ride Bob The Builder in the Kim Muir and may ride Ardaghey in the four-miler if he doesn’t go for the Sun Alliance Chase.”
David, a 19-year-old in his third season with Twiston-Davies, said: “I was out for nearly six months and had my first ride back at Huntingdon last week.”