Sam Twiston-Davies rules out title charge
Sam Twiston-Davies has ruled himself out of a push for an initial jump jockeys’ championship this season.
The Grade One-winning rider sits third in the standings behind leader, along with winner, Richard Johnson.
Twiston-Daives is eager not to place stress on himself.
He explained:”To be asked that question is really a privilege, but in the same time I just need to continue doing what I’m doing. I am in a joyful place and that I wouldn’t need to begin stressing about the title.
“If it were to occur one day, it’d be a dream come true. I am just going to keep doing what I’m doing – and if it happens amazing and if it does not, it doesn’t.
“Richard Johnson is a hell of a ambassador for our sport and is still an unbelievable person and jockey, and Brian Hughes has the choice of everything up north and is also an excellent jockey.”
Although difficult for the title was placed on the back-burner from Twiston-Davies, he’s set himself the target of reaching a century of champions for the seventh successive season.
He added:”The target that I set since leaving Paul Nicholls was going to remain happy, accident free and ride as many winners as possible – with keeping Dr and dad (Richard) Newland happy. I’ll be pleased if I could do that.
“Every year I say my agent, Chris Broad – when we have this conversation where we ought to ride out, what we ought to do and that if we are speaking to – something we all always agree on is that 100 winners is your target, and hopefully we can do it again.”