Hi Ryan. Thank you very much for taking the time out to speak with us. Below are some questions from our members:
Could you tell us a little bit about how you started out and ended up riding for Nigel Twiston-Davies please?
I left school at 16 and went their as a stable lad looking after horses and worked my way up from the amateur ranks
How much of an influence has Sam Twiston-Davies had on your career so far?
Sam is one of my closest friends he's is such a talented rider and riding along side him I have learnt an awful lot
Many sports men have superstitions before they, for example go out on the field, do you have any before you jump in the saddle?
None at all, I believe things happen for a reason
How many rides are you hoping to have at this years festival?
As many as possible! It's hard to say how many but every ride at the festival is usually something to get excited about its our World Cup
A lot of our members would like to know if you could choose one horse to ride at this years festival, who would it be and why?
Un de seux looks pretty awesome
Blaklion has an entry in the World hurdle and the Albert Bartlett Novice' hurdle this year but which one do you think he will be more suited too and why?
He would be street wise enough for the world hurdle but I think the Albert Bartlett would be more suitable and we know he acts round cheltenham which is a massive plus
You ride for Nigel Twiston Davies, what do you think is his best chance of a winner at the festival this year?
The new one, allot of niges horses don't get the credit they deserve
Do you have a favourite racecourse to ride at and if you do why is it your favourite?
I love cheltenham purely because it's the best racing and 10mins away from me! and I'm also lucky around ffos lass
What is your ultimate ambition as a jockey?
I want to be champion jockey and riding the best horses in the best races!
My favourite question has to be 'Are you brave enough to ride in the grand national and if yes would you be just a little scared of those fences!?'
I had my first ride over the big ones in the Beecher chase and i have never experienced a thrill like it once the tapes up your body fills with adrenaline and disguises the scary bit! At least that's what I tell myself!!
Thank you for taking the time out to answer these questions Ryan. Everyone here at BetInfo24 admires what you do for us racing fans, keep up the good work and most importantly keep learning and winning!