Leading Cheltenham festival winning trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies has revealed his Cheltenham team for the 2023 festival and has nominated I Like To Move It as his team captain in the Grade One Champion Hurdle.
I Like To Move It is a six year old that has the world at his feet but being shipped into the Champion Hurdle that has two superb runners in Constitution Hill and State Man at the top of the market, but the Grange Hill handler believes his gelding can give them a run for their money.
Showing good form as a novice last season when winning three of his six races bringing up a hat-trick at the start of the season, he also went on to place in the Betfair Hurdle and this term he has improved to look a better horse, now competing in better races.
Starting the term off at Cheltenham in November in the Grade Three Greatwood Hurdle and with hurdles removed he went on to bolt up by close to six lengths off a mark of 142.
Upped in trip on New Year's Day in the Grade Two Relkeel Hurdle he did not stay the trip but back down to a sharper 1m7f at Wincanton in the Grade Two Kingwell Hurdle he showed clear speed to put two good rivals away with ease in Knappers Hill and First Street.
Given a chance to go well in the Champion Hurdle, in a race where Twiston-Davies has gone close with The New One and Khyber Kim, he is hoping that I Like To Move It can give a similar running and he explained this on the latest episode of William Hill's Cheltenham show The Inside Track.