Sons of Gold Cup winning trainer, Nigel, say they’d like to take over the family business one day.
Brothers Sam and Willie Twiston-Davies are side by side, driving each other on.
Under the watchful gaze of their father, Sam and Willie Twiston-Davies are chomping at the bit to race at Cheltenham this week - the festival where they've both come of age as professional jockeys. In 2010, when Imperial Commander won the Gold Cup for the Twiston-Davies stable, older brother Sam rode another of dad’s horses, Baby Run, to victory in the Foxhunter’s Chase. Last year, younger brother Willie almost repeated the feat on the same horse but was unseated in the second-to-last fence. This time they'd like to be winners in the same week but they know it’s tall order.
Is it possible though, I ask?
Given their start in life and their famous father's guiding hand, it was perhaps inevitable that they'd pursue a career in the saddle but Twiston-Davies senior insists they've had to do it for themselves.
Nigel is a man of few words but mum, Kathy, is far more effusive.
Nigel admits that his sons' burgeoning careers have given him a new lease of life as a trainer but together, they're already looking the future
Giant strides have already been taken towards building a formidable family dynasty. And you can't escape the feeling that Cheltenham is going to be pivotal in cementing it.