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Friday, March 24, 2023

Monday sixteenth January – Paul Nicholls Racing

Pic D’Orhy’s thumping victory at Kempton on Saturday was the spotlight of per week which started with 4 winners on Monday at Taunton that introduced up our century of winners for the twenty first season .

We have been hoping to succeed in that milestone by the tip of 2022 till racing was frozen off for ten days shortly earlier than Christmas.
It’s encouraging that horses stay in prime kind with a strike fee of 30% and have already earned shut on £2 million for his or her homeowners and unsure we’ve got ever carried out that earlier than 1st febuary .
Pic D’Orhy is considered one of many to shine this season. He has a great deal of potential, continues to enhance, and introduced up his hat-trick for the marketing campaign by dominating the Grade 2 Silviniaco Conti Chase from begin to end.
Whereas I used to be a bit apprehensive in regards to the testing situations for him at Kempton, it isn’t a stiff monitor and his leaping was good as he bolted in by fifteen lengths. He’ll go subsequent for the Grade 2 Betfair Ascot Chase on February 18.
Purple Danger ran a blinder too, within the Lanzarote Hurdle earlier than being chinned on the road by West Balboa in a good end. He was given an excellent experience by our gifted and ever enhancing younger conditional Freddie Gingell.
Harry Cobden reported that Outlaw Peter hated the bottom at Kempton which noticed solely 4 horses end within the Lanzarote. We are going to preserve him recent for additional targets within the spring.
Two extra of our runners completed second on Saturday and would most likely have most popular drier floor situations with Makin’yourmindup narrowly failing to deliver up a hat-trick over hurdles at Kempton.
At Warwick Full Unknown didn’t fairly keep three miles within the Grade 2 Novice Chase and can drop again in journey subsequent time whereas Knowsley Highway was removed from disgraced in ending third within the Grade 2 Ballymore Novice Hurdle.
Threeunderthrufive travelled and jumped nicely for a great distance within the marathon Traditional Chase however he was giving weight all spherical and twelve stone on his again started to inform after leaping the second final. He’s more likely to go for the Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham which is sponsored by his homeowners. Additional forward he might have a crack on the Scottish Grand Nationwide or the bet365 Gold Cup.
We received with some good younger prospects at Taunton on Monday together with the 4 12 months olds Afadil and Uncommon Middleton who will each have an entry within the Triumph Hurdle. Afadil enjoys smooth floor and will go for the Victor Ludorum Hurdle at Haydock on February 18 and Uncommon Middleton most likely heads to Kempton for the Adonis Hurdle seven days later. Iliko D’Olivate appears good a pleasant prospect and may go for the listed novice hurdle at Exeter feb twelfth .
We can have some fascinating entries this coming weekend at Haydock, Taunton and Ascot. Frodon goes for Taunton’s largest race of the 12 months the Portman Cup which we’ve got received for the previous three years with Yala Enki, and Stage Star is heading in the right direction for the Grade 2 Novice Chase at Haydock and Toothless for the grade 2 novices hurdle .
For the most recent information on my runners on Saturday please do flip to my Betfair column which matches dwell the earlier afternoon.

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