Renowned Trainer Paul Nicholls Readies Talented Horses for Haydock and Ascot Showdown
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Renowned Trainer Paul Nicholls Readies Talented Horses for Haydock and Ascot Showdown

Seasoned Trainer Paul Nicholls Gears Up for Thrilling Weekend at Haydock and Ascot

Renowned racehorse trainer Paul Nicholls is eagerly anticipating an action-packed weekend, with several of his talented horses set to compete at the prestigious Haydock and Ascot racecourses on Saturday.

Nicholls, the respected 61-year-old trainer, will be hoping to see his horses succeed, particularly the King George VI Chase winner Bravesmansgame, who is running in the 15:00 race at Haydock. Additionally, Nicholls has four more horses scheduled to race at Ascot that same afternoon.

Reflecting on his promising contenders, Nicholls, who is a Betfair ambassador, provided an in-depth preview of their prospects.

Haydock Highlights

15:00 – Bravesmansgame
Nicholls is confident that Bravesmansgame is in top form, stating that the horse has been “bucking and squealing” during training sessions, indicating he is “full of himself at the moment.” The trainer believes the drying ground and flat track at Haydock will suit the horse, who has won at the venue before. Nicholls also noted that jockey Daryl Jacob, who won the Grand National for the trainer, was impressed with Bravesmansgame’s performance in a recent workout.

Ascot Entries

12:20 – Farnoge
Nicholls describes Farnoge as a “highly promising” horse, who rewarded the trainer’s patience with a tidy victory at Newton Abbot last month in his hurdling debut. The trainer believes the step up in distance will suit the horse, who has sharpened up since his last outing.

13:30 – Pic D’Orhy
Nicholls has always been a firm believer in Pic D’Orhy, who continued to improve throughout the previous season. The trainer is confident that the drying ground at Ascot will be a significant advantage for the horse, who has been the target for this Grade 2 race since early summer.

14:05 – Blueking D’Orooux
Nicholls is excited about the progress of Blueking D’Orooux, who he believes is a “different horse” since undergoing a wind operation last season. The trainer was impressed by the horse’s recent victory at Cheltenham and expects him to thrive with the step up in distance.

15:50 – Regents Stroll
Regents Stroll, a promising bumper horse, is an “interesting prospect” according to Nicholls. The trainer believes the horse is in the same league as recent successful bumper runners like Kap Boy and Touquet, and is ready to make a competitive debut.

With a strong lineup of contenders at both Haydock and Ascot, Nicholls is confident that he has a genuine chance of success, particularly with the well-fancied Bravesmansgame and Pic D’Orhy. Ascot Racecourse enthusiasts will be eagerly anticipating the results of the royal ascot 2023 and royal ascot 2024 events, as Nicholls’ horses aim to make their mark on the prestigious royal ascot dress code.

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