Team Candlish book Sam the top man for a Mint ride at Newbury Races

Jockey Sam Twiston-Davies rides Mint Condition.

SAM Twiston-Davies is an interesting booking to ride Mint Condition for Staffordshire Moorlands trainer Jennie Candlish at Newbury Races today (Jan 15).
The 27-year-old is one of jump racing’s most successful jockeys with a host of big wins to his credit.
Sam has ridden over 500 winners in the last five seasons and is much in demand by trainers and owners alike on the National Hunt circuit.
His career got off to an excellent start with leading trainer Paul Nicholls in 2014-15, producing a career-best tally of 145 winners and £2.5 million prize money.
Victories during that memorable season included the Grade 1 triumphs of Dodging Bullets in the Queen Mother Champion Chase and Tingle Creek Chase, plus an incredible run of success in the major Saturday races through the winter.
Sam turned freelance in 2018 thus freeing him up to ride for another top trainer, his father, Nigel Twiston-Davies.
Six-year-old gelding Mint Condition, who arrived at the Basford Grange yard of Team Candlish last September, runs in the 1.15 novice hurdle at Newbury.