Paul Nicholls

Paul Nicholls' Ditcheat Diary: Multiple runners before a big Saturday at Cheltenham

Betfair ambassador Paul Nicholls
Paul is looking forward to Cheltenham this Saturday

After a weather-affected weekend things are hotting up for Paul Nicholls' yard with plenty of runners this midweek before a big Saturday at Cheltenham...

  • Big names entered for Cheltenham on Saturday

  • Things are hotting up for Team Ditcheat

  • Watch out for Fasol at Newbury on Tuesday


First up Paul discussed a big winner at Lingfield.

"Inthewaterside is one of the biggest horses in the yard. We have always liked him and thought 120 was a nice mark for the Lingfield race.

"It was two-and-a-half miles on soft ground and he made all and won nicely. He's a very nice horse.

"He might run in a nice novice hurdle somewhere. It's possible he could be one for the Martin Pipe [at the Cheltenham Festival] but he still has a bit to learn about jumping.

"There are good races for him before now and the end of the season we will find something for him. It will be chasing for him next season. "


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Busy week before big Saturday at Cheltenham

This Saturday is Festival Trials day at Cheltenham and Paul has plenty of entries at the five day stage.

"I have entered a whole heap of horses at Cheltenham on Saturday. Stay Away Fay has got an entry in the Cotswold Chase. He has to run somehwere before Cheltenham but we will see.

"Liari is entered in the juvenile, Hitman and Il Ridotto and Rubaud have entries, and I have entered four up at Doncaster as well, including Kandoo Kid.

"We also have plenty of runners in midweek, including a lovely young horse running for us for the first time - Fasol at Newbury - in the novice hurdle.

"Then there's Sandown on Friday, with Broken Halo in the Grand Military Gold Cup."


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