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Paul Nicholls: The verdict on my Saturday runner at Doncaster

Paul thinks Volpone Jelois has a fair chance on Saturday
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Betfair ambassador Paul Nicholls has one runner on Saturday, and here he gives us his exclusive thoughts on him...

"I'll be keeping an eye on the weather as Volpone Jelois likes plenty of cut in the ground and over this trip wouldn't be suited if it dried out too much."

Doncaster

17:50 - Volpone Jelois

Is the first horse I've ever run on the opening day of the turf flat season. He has been consistent over hurdles this winter and has bags of experience on the flat in France where he has won a couple of claimers and two handicaps before he was bought by Ditcheat Thoroughbreds last autumn.

With twenty runners he has his chance in a very competitive handicap, looks to have a good draw in stall two and will be ridden by my daughter Megan who is now apprenticed to me after a year with Richard Hannon.

I'll be keeping an eye on the weather as Volpone Jelois likes plenty of cut in the ground and over this trip wouldn't be suited if it dried out too much.

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