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Monday seventh November – Paul Nicholls Racing

Six winners over the weekend accomplished an incredible week for Staff Ditcheat which included two trebles and a 4 timer at Wincanton on Saturday.

Greaneteen and Frodon deservedly dominated the headlines and had been supported by an imposing solid of younger horses who confirmed their well-being with success after success because the week unfolded.
The ultimate tally between Tuesday and Sunday was fourteen winners who earned vital prize cash which took the yard to the highest of the trainers’ desk. We’re at the moment working at a strike price of round 40%. Lengthy might it final.
Stage Star set the ball rolling on Tuesday at Warwick with a fluent victory on his first begin over fences. He’s an thrilling recruit to chasing.
A treble at Chepstow on Wednesday upped the tempo with Tahmuras and Knowsley Highway successful maiden hurdles decisively earlier than a gutsy debut by Isaac Des Obeaux who got here out on prime in a good end to the bumper.
A day later Huelgoat prolonged his successful sequence over fences at Newbury earlier than Greaneteen was the undoubted star of our three timer at Exeter in Friday. He has undoubtedly improved once more and defied prime weight within the Haldon Gold Cup in gorgeous fashion with steady mate Dolos working a profession greatest in second place.
In giving lumps of weight to all his rivals and adopting daring techniques from the entrance off a mark of 168 Greaneteen put up an excellent efficiency, not far wanting Denman’s unforgettable triumph within the Hennessy off 174.
He now heads straight to Sandown in a month’s time when he’ll bid to repeat his victory within the Grade 1 Tingle Creek Chase.
Saturday delivered 4 winners at my native observe Wincanton with Frodon justifying the religion of his enormous band of followers with one other astounding run from the entrance off a mark off 158.
With the bottom too testing at Down Royal it made sense to maintain him nearer to residence with the handicapper tempting me to go for the Badger Beer off a 6lbs decrease mark than his final race at Cheltenham the place he picked up an harm.
A legend of a horse, he has cast a superb partnership with Bryony Frost. He bowled alongside fortunately on the head of affairs, flew the final fence along with his ears pricked, saved going proper to the road and returned to a superb reception.
There won’t be a extra in style winner for a very long time. Subsequent cease for Frodon is the King George V1 Chase which he received in 2020.
Enrilo was travelling fantastically simply behind Frodon when he got here down on the water soar with just below a circuit to go. He’s a bit sore after being kicked so we are going to go quietly with him for every week or two. He appeared proper again to his outdated self till the autumn and I’m positive his flip just isn’t distant.
Knappers Hill is bettering quick and was one other to learn from optimistic techniques within the Grade 2 Elite Hurdle below a sound trip by Harry Cobden. They led all through, took the sting out of the favorite Sceaux Royal and galloped on strongly for a formidable success.
Whereas he may have an entry within the Preventing Fifth he’s removed from sure to go to Newcastle. Another choice is the Worldwide Hurdle at Cheltenham subsequent month and a gorgeous long run goal is the Grade 1 Aintree Hurdle over two and a half miles in April.
Hugos New Horse and Don Alvaro accomplished the 4 timer at Wincanton the place McFabulous was out of the Rising Stars Chase at an early stage after Harry felt he had gone lame when slipping on touchdown on the sixth fence. I’m relieved to say that he was positive in Sunday morning. He’d jumped like a pure till his mishap and will effectively run at Exeter on November 14.
On Sunday we managed to win the primary two races at Sandown with Halo Des Obeaux and Solo earlier than the assembly was referred to as off for security causes after the third race.
I’m thrilled with the way in which the horses look and are working though we will not be taking too many to Cheltenham’s three day assembly on the weekend.
Hermes Allen is pencilled in for a novice hurdle on Friday whereas Merely The Betts and Il Ridoto are each supposed starters within the Paddy Energy Gold Cup on Saturday and presumably Monmiral within the novices chase. A day later Sonigino seems like being our solely runner within the Greatwood and we’re contemplating sending Blueking D’Oroux to Auteuil for a beneficial three 12 months outdated hurdle though he may even have an entry at Cheltenham saturday.
For all of the updated information on my runners at Cheltenham please you should definitely take a look at my Betfair column which matches reside early within the afternoon on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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