Paul Nicholls set to field two challengers for Sky Bet Chase glory

Warriors Tale and Art Mauresque looking likely runners

  • Tuesday 22 January
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Paul Nicholls is planning to fire a twin assault at the Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster on Saturday.

The 10-times champion trainer has saddled two previous winners of the prestigious handicap – formerly known as the Great Yorkshire Chase – with Colourful Life scoring in 2005 and Big Fella Thanks triumphing in 2009.

Nicholls came mighty close to adding to his tally 12 months ago, with Warriors Tale beaten just a head into second by the Sue Smith-trained Wakanda – and he is set to return to Town Moor this weekend in a bid to go one better.

The Ditcheat handler also has Art Mauresque and Favorito Buck’s entered.

However, with both horses owned by Mrs Johnny de la Hey, only one is likely to line up.

Nicholls told Sky Sports Racing: “I suspect if Art Mauresque runs then Favorito Buck’s will wait.

“Warriors Tale was beaten a short-head last year and loves good ground.

“I suspect those two (Art Mauresque and Warrior’s Tale) will run.”

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