Ditcheat trainer Paul Nicholls is in red-hot form with five winners from his last nine runners. He makes the journey to Newton Abbot with four runners on Tuesday. All four have tremendous chances and it would be no shock if they all found the winner’s enclosure. Nicholls has a brilliant 33 per cent strike-rate at the track this season and is operating at 28 per cent for the last five years. Those are mind-boggling numbers and he looks set to enhance his record there.
4.55 Newton Abbot
Dogon can spit the dummy out but if he is on a going day then he probably should win this race. He was only beaten a neck here over two miles in July and failed to back that up here when last seen. The step up in trip will suit and he could bounce back.
5.30 Newton Abbot
Chez Hans has formed a brilliant relationship with amateur rider Ben Bromley, winning their last five starts in a row together. He was devastating here last time out over course and distance, winning by 20 lengths. He may have been a 1-7 shot but it was still extremely impressive and it could take a good horse to stop him in his tracks.
6.00 Newton Abbot
Easyrun De Vassy is probably the dodgiest runner on the card for Nicholls but is still entitled to plenty of respect. He looks fairly treated on the pick of his hurdles form but he needs to bounce back from two very dismal efforts here in June and July over fences. The smaller obstacles might help.
7.30 Newton Abbot
Eglantine Du Seuil is a former Cheltenham Festival winner for Willie Mullins and although she has failed to reach those dizzy heights since, she should have enough to win this. She opened her account for Nicholls at Worcester in May and ran well at Stratford earlier in the month. She is running off a nice mark on chasing handicap bow.
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