Paul Nicholls Video Exclusive: My horses for the 2016/17 National Hunt season

The reigning Champion Trainer gives us the lowdown on his horses for 16/17
The reigning Champion Trainer gives us the lowdown on his horses for 16/17

Betfair Ambassador Paul Nicholls recently held an Open day at Ditcheat, revealing the stable's plans for the forthcoming National Hunt season and we were there to film it all. Here's the lowdown...

In Part One, we get a look at some familiar names, including Sandown Gold Cup winner Just A Par - who will be aimed at the Irish Grand National - Irish Saint, Saphir D'Rheu, Caid Du Berlais and Vibrato Valtat.

Next up, we see the likes of the legendary Silviniaco Conti - who is now 'as fit as a flea' after a difficult campaign last season - Aux Ptits Soins, Dodging Bullets and Persian Delight.

For Part Three, Paul talks us through the plans for Ditcheat stars including Ptit Zig, a winner on both sides of the English Channel last season, Bouvreuil and Warriors Tale.

In our next video, Paul gives us the lowdown on Scottish National winner Vicente - who will be aimed at the Grand National this year - as well as Fred Winter champion Diego Du Charmil, the JP McManus-owned Le Prezien, and many more including a whole host of promising four-year-olds.

On to Part Five, where we get a close-up look at Ditcheat legend Unioniste, three-time winners last season Vivaldi Collenges and Southfield Theatre as well as 'the best horse in training' Old Guard.

And in the final video, Paul reveals the plans for stable stars such as Zarkandar, Capitaine, Mr Mix and the 'amazing horse' that is Silsol.


Paul will back with a full season preview in the coming weeks, ahead of delivering his weekly insight on all the running plans from Ditcheat when the National Hunt season begins.

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