Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Horse Racing

Paul Nicholls ready for jumps lift-off as Paso Doble takes aim at Persian War and Bravemansgame makes chasing debut

, Paul Nicholls ready for jumps lift-off as Paso Doble takes aim at Persian War and Bravemansgame makes chasing debut

PAUL NICHOLLS hopes Paso Doble can dance his way to a Persian War success on Friday.

Bought off the Flat in Ireland, his four-year-old is the 11-4 favourite with sponsors Unibet for the Grade 2 hurdle at Chepstow’s jumps season curtain-raiser.

Bravemansgame won the Grade 1 Challow Hurdle at Newbury last season

Nicholls said: “This looks the perfect starting spot, he’s a novice for the rest of the year so it makes sense.

“I was going to go to Kempton with him in a couple of weeks but the prize money is so good at Chepstow it was a no-brainer.

“We think he’s up there with our better novice hurdlers, but it’s always easy to say that. I think he’ll want a trip in time but he’s a lovely horse and one to look forward to.

“It’s a meeting we like to start well at and have a few nice ones over the two days.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Meanwhile, potential star Bravemansgame will start his chasing career at Newton Abbot on Sunday.

Nicholls had entered his Grade 1 winner at Chepstow but will target the likely softer ground in an Intermediate Chase where The Big Breakaway and Fusil Raffles are also entered.

The trainer said: “We’re set for Newton Abbot on Sunday. It should be soft enough unless it really dries up.

“Chepstow was an option, but it might be quicker ground there. We want to run in the Rising Stars Chase at Wincanton next month so this is a good chance to get some practice in.

“He’s been in and done plenty of practice and we’ve liked what we’ve seen.

“The conditions of the race should help him, he’ll get some nice weight from the others if they all turn up.”


Commercial content notice: Taking one of the bookmaker offers featured in this article may result in a payment to SE. 18+. T&Cs apply.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Remember to gamble responsibly

A responsible gambler is someone who:

  • Establishes time and monetary limits before playing
  • Only gambles with money they can afford to lose
  • Never chase their losses
  • Doesn’t gamble if they’re upset, angry or depressed
  • Gamcare –
  • Gamble Aware –

Did you miss our previous article…




GOLF stunner Paige Spiranac has teased a stunning change of sport with yet another saucy series of snaps. The American putting princess regularly wows...

Horse Racing

FRANKIE DETTORI began his Epsom send off weekend in perfect style as Soul Sister cruised to success in the Oaks. It sets up a...

Horse Racing

SOUL SISTER, ridden by horse racing legend Frankie Dettori, has won this year’s Epsom Oaks. SunSport has all the results and horse placing from...

Premier League

ARSENAL fans have predicted that they will face Luton away on the opening day of next season. The Gunners have played on Friday night...

Premier League

SOCCER AID is back again next weekend with another huge match-up between England and the Rest of the World. UK rap superstar Stormzy has...


ENGLAND’S legendary bowler Stuart Broad is always praised for his use of the new ball. Pacer James Anderson is another who is recognised for...