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Monday twenty fourth October – Paul Nicholls Racing


The decided victory of Shearer at Cheltenham on Saturday took me to the landmark whole of three,500 winners since I started coaching at Ditcheat late in October 1991.

That determine contains all my successes over jumps and on the flat at residence and overseas.
I started with eight horses and my first runner on November 2 at Chepstow was pulled up at half approach.
Approaching Christmas I’d racked up half a dozen seconds and was starting to surprise if my luck would ever flip. So you possibly can think about my aid when Olveston, owned partially by my mother and father, broke the duck for me over fences at Hereford in December 20 ridden by Hywel Davies. The present was on the street.
A lot has modified since then however the fundamentals of Staff Ditcheat stay the identical. It’s nonetheless a case of working the horses arduous to get them match and dealing them arduous to maintain them match.
We’ve an thrilling group for this winter and the following goal is 4,000 winners.
Shearer has improved a good bit since we sorted out his points with sore shins. He was a little bit of a child final season, did effectively over the summer time and it was good to see him discover loads up the hill on Saturday to see off Twig in a Class 2 Novice Hurdle.
We had been pondering of going chasing with Shearer after Cheltenham however will now hold him to hurdles in the interim.
On Sunday Hitman got here oh so near turning into my 3,501st winner with an excellent run beneath high weight within the Grade 2 Previous Roan Chase at Aintree. He travelled fantastically all through, winged the final simply behind Riders On The Storm and stored on strongly on the flat however was simply held by a whisker on the road.
Contemplating he was giving 20lbs to the winner it was an important effort by Hitman on his first run since a wind op.
Leaping the second final he landed tight on the bottom of Beakstown. That price him an important two lengths however he once more confirmed he was a great horse by making up the bottom and pushing the winner to the restrict. The secret is that he can breathe now after a respiratory operation in the summertime. It was a superb run off a mark of 159 and as I warned beforehand, he’s certain to return on no finish for the run simply as he did late final 12 months when second within the Tingle Creek Chase after a tremendous seasonal debut within the Haldon Gold Cup.
Clan Des Obeaux received his first King George V1 Chase off a ranking of 160 and I’d say Hitman is certain to go up no less than to that mark and am positive goes to relish 3miles .
He’s nonetheless solely six with a lot extra to return from him and he’ll now head to Haydock on November 19 for the £50,000 Intermediate Chase over two miles, 5 furlongs, received final 12 months by Bravemansgame. Then it is going to be straight to the King George at Kempton.
Now that the rain has come we hope to be very busy within the coming days with runners at Chepstow on Tuesday and Wednesday earlier than we take a group to Wetherby and many to Ascot on the weekend.
Supplied the bottom is appropriate Bravemansgame ought to run within the Charlie Corridor Chase on Saturday, and Secret Investor may have an entry too and Gelino Bello might run over fences on Friday whereas Threeundertheufive would possibly run within the bet365 Hurdle over three miles enroute to Newbury’s Coral Gold Cup.
If the bottom is on the sluggish aspect of excellent we’ll run loads. Whether it is quick we may have none.
For all the newest information on my runners on Saturday please make sure to flip to my Betfair column which matches stay early on Friday afternoon.


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