Paul Nicholls: Exclusive views on my Saturday runners at Newbury
Betfair Ambassador Paul Nicholls has only two runners in action on Saturday afternoon, but one in particular should relish the Newbury track...
"I’ve freshened Sametegal up, he loves Newbury, the trip of two-and-a-half miles looks ideal, and I expect him to run very well..."
Another solid show expected from If You Say Run
15:15 - If You Say Run
She's a useful mare who has been a model of consistency this season. The downside to that is that she is giving a fair bit of weight to some unexposed types towards the foot of the handicap.
If You Say Run again performed very well when a clear second to Midnight Tune at Sandown five weeks ago on ground that was testing enough for her.
While she would prefer better ground than she is likely to get at Newbury, I am looking for another solid show from her.
Refreshed Sametegal raring to run at the track he loves
15:50 - Sametegal
Had a rare off day last time at Sandown, seven weeks ago, when when he was never really going. I've freshened him up since then, he loves Newbury, the trip of two-and-a-half miles looks ideal, and I expect him to run very well in this which should set him up nicely for a crack at the Topham Trophy at Aintree.
Paul's best chance on Saturday: Sametegal. Is usually very reliable and I am hopeful he can bounce back here after an off day at Sandown.