Early Interest In Same Difference

7/12/13 - Same Difference has been subject to some ante-post support ahead of the 2014 Grand National at Aintree despite not having much experience over fences.

The seven-year old picked up the biggest win of his career so far when he scored in the Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival back in March. In a gruelling battle up the hill at Prestbury Park, Ryan Hatch was able to steer his mount home ahead of Super Duty who was not far behind in second place. He then went really close in the Bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown on his final run of the season, finishing second to Quentin Collognes in the Grade Three contest.

If Same Difference is successful in the 2014 Grand National it will bring up a hat-trick of wins in the world’s greatest steeplechase for trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies. He first won the race in 1998 when Earth Summit landed the spoils for favourite backers.

The 10-year old handled the heavy ground better than any of his 36 rivals under jockey Carl Llewellyn at 7/1. It took him just four years to repeat that success when Red Marauder won the 2002 running at bigger racing odds of 20/1, this time with Jim Culloty on board.

It sets to be an exciting season for Twiston-Davies who not only has the Grand National to look forward to, but has an exciting hurdler on his hands with The New One. The talented novice won the Neptune Investment Management Hurdle at the Festival earlier this year and is now set for a shot at the Champion Hurdle in the upcoming season.The exciting two-mile hurdle division also includes defending champion Hurricane Fly, Rock on Ruby and Our Connor.

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