Paul Nicholls

Paul Nicholls' Ditcheat Decs: Pic d'Orhy will love running at Kempton on Saturday

Betfair ambassador Paul Nicholls
Paul Nicholls has runners at Kempton and Warwick this weekend

Betfair ambassador Paul Nicholls provides the Friday morning update on Team Ditcheat's Saturday runners at Kempton and Warwick...

  • Seven Saturday runners for Team Ditcheat

  • Pic D'orhy aims to win Silviniaco Conte again

  • Sonigino has lovely chance at Kempton

Betfair ambassador Paul Nicholls has seven runners across two cards on Saturday and he spoke to Barry Orr on Friday morning about three that you want to keep any eye on at Kempton.

He started with Kalif Du Berlais in the 12:20 at Kempton.

Paul said: "He's lovely, big, strong chaser of the future. He won very nicely on his only start in France.

"He has an eight pound penalty here, which isn't ideal, but he has settled nicely, jumps well and we are looking forward to running him. He's in the mould of Clan Des Obeaux."

Pic D'orhy has chance in strong Silviniaco Conti

Next up Paul dicussed Pic D'orhy's chances of winning the Silviniaco Conti Chase, as he did last year by 16 lengths, again at Kempton.

He said: "Pic D'orhy has schooled well. He won his only race so far this season at Ascot but I don't think he was at his best that day.

"This race is a lot stronger than last year with a few Grade 1 winners in there. The track suits him at Kempton, he loves it round there, and the ground should be perfect for him. We are looking forward to him running."

Watch Paul Nicholls' Ditcheat Decs

Sonigino has lovely chance

Sonigino has done nothing wrong this season and Paul was optimistic about his chances at Kempton in a competitive race.

He said: "It's hard winning these handicaps on 12 stone. He is joint top weight. He won last time on heavy ground but he prefers better ground.

"This is a competitive race and it will take a lot to win. But he as a lovely chance and keeps improving."

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