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Friday, March 24, 2023

Coverage pays dividends – Paul Nicholls Racing

Pic D’Orhy delivered our eightieth winner of the season with a fluent success on Sunday in Huntingdon’s showpiece race of the 12 months the Peterborough Chase.

He’s amongst my favourites, a correct horse now, on respectable floor, and made all of the working at a great tempo earlier than conserving on willingly to see off the late problem of Millers Financial institution. There are extra races to be received with Pic D’Orhy who remains to be bettering and runs subsequent within the Silviniaco Conti Chase at Kempton in direction of the top of January.
I’m thrilled that our horses stay in unbelievable kind with 9 winners over the past three days sustaining our strike charge at 33%. They give the impression of being superb and proceed to expire of their skins.
I’m happy to say that our coverage of shopping for younger horses and bringing them on steadily continues to pay dividends.
Meatloaf, Inthewaterside and Marvellous Mick all received their bumpers final week on their debuts and now we have loads extra like them to run within the subsequent few months. They’re all going to make cracking hurdlers subsequent season.
On Friday Gelino Bello maintained his unbeaten file over fences at Exeter whereas Henri The Second appeared a severe prospect in profitable the Grade 2 Ballymore Winter Novice Hurdle at Sandown in nice type.
He has a lot uncooked means, remains to be studying and can make an superior chaser in time. Extra instantly he may head for the Grade 2 Leamington Novice Hurdle at Warwick in January.
On Saturday Greaneteen simply got here up quick in his bid to land the Grade 1 Tingle Creek Chase for the second 12 months working. I’ve seen him leap slightly higher however there was no shame in ending second to Edwardstone who appeared excellent within the paddock, was a prime novice and is clearly the brand new child on the block.
Greaneteen has had two arduous races this season and as he’s at his finest when contemporary he may have slightly break now earlier than working within the Champion Chase after which returning to Sandown on the ultimate day of the season.
I’m not saying he’s going to win at Cheltenham however he has run tidily within the race earlier than and will effectively end within the first three.
Lorcan Williams deserves a pat on the again for his treble for Crew Ditcheat at Chepstow on Saturday whereas Dixon Cove doubled her rating for the season with a prepared success within the juvenile hurdle at Aintree.
We will likely be busy once more within the second half of this week with runners at Warwick and Taunton on Thursday and Swap Hitter is a potential at Cheltenham on Friday.
A day later Monmiral can be entered at Cheltenham however would wish loads of minimize within the floor. As well as Outlaw Peter goes for the three mile Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle, Il Ridoto and Merely The Betts are on track for the Racing Put up Gold Cup and Knappers Hill will take his probability within the Worldwide Hurdle.
For all of the as much as the minute information on my runners on Friday and Saturday please you’ll want to try my Betfair column which matches reside the earlier afternoon.

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