Paul Nicholls thinks these horses will win “plenty of races” this season!

Paul Nicholls

You can get the low-down on all of Paul Nicholls’ runners for the upcoming campaign in Racing Post’s Stable Tour. It’s available for Racing Post Members’ Club subscribers in full on the website and will prove an invaluable guide for this season.

Paul Nicholls has started this season in remarkable form to say the very least. It’s rare to find a day where Nicholls isn’t notching up doubles and trebles, let alone just one winner.

He gave plenty of fascinating insight when talking to Racing Post during their stable tour. Talking about all his stars, he also hinted at big seasons for a pair of handicap projects. You can find all the details about these potentially progressive chasers below!


“He has me scratching my head”

The first of those horses is Glajou, who ran four times for Emmanuel Clayeux in France before joining Nicholls. Running just twice over timber, Nicholls wasted no time in sending him over the larger obstacles.

He made a pleasing chasing debut at Chepstow earlier this month, finishing fourth in a very competitive contest. It was an effort, however, that left Nicholls somewhat heading back to the drawing board.

Speaking to Racing Post, Nicholls’ said: “He jumped brilliantly at Chepstow and looked sure to win but then started to look about a bit. I may try him on a flatter track at Southwell for a novice handicap chase“.

Completely unexposed and evidently promising, he’ll be able to race off the same rating as his Chepstow run when next hitting the track. Nicholls clearly has plenty of hope for a big season, continuing to say: “I think at some point he’ll click and win plenty of races.”


Plenty in the locker

The second horse he had plenty of positive things to say about was Eritage. A very useful hurdler, he collected a novices’ event at Taunton last season by nineteen lengths. He made the best possible start over fences at Ludlow last month, beating the useful Monsieur D’Arque in facile fashion.

It marked him out as a horse to follow this season and Nicholls seemingly agrees, telling Racing Post: “He was left in front when a winner at Ludlow but he was staying on at the time. Ideally he needs a more galloping track, so we’re looking at the novice handicap chase at Newbury’s Ladbrokes Trophy meeting“.

He’s another thoroughly unexposed and exciting prospect hailing from Ditcheat, who have been sending out winners for fun this season. Improvement should be right around the corner too, as Nicholls suggested: “He’ll get further than two miles once he learns to relax and I think he’ll win plenty of races over fences“.


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