Newton Abbot’s NAP: CHEZ HANS | 5:30pm Racing Partnership TRP Handicap Hurdle | Dom’s Pick
Paul Nicholls’s French recruit has flourished in recent history, winning his previous five starts and improving a whopping 21lb in the weights.
His last two successes have arrived over course-and-distance and this looks another good opening for the Ditcheat contender to make it six on the bounce in Devon under claimer, Ben Bromley.
He must concede plenty of weight all-round to his rivals on this occasion but he keeps on improving and is a worthy favourite in this four-runner contest.
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The 8-year-old lost little in a neck defeat at Uttoxeter and remains off the same mark here under Brendan Powell.
He’s adapted into a far better chaser than hurdler, and a step back up in trip is sure to suit.
Noel Williams’s Delight Of Dubai is the market leader and gets 6lb off the selection but he’s yet to prove his stamina over this distance.