There was another highly satisfactory Jumps season in store for Paul Nicholls and his team at Ditcheat in the 2017/18 when he notched up over £2.5 million in prize money and 127 winners.
Politologue proved one of the stars over fences when winning both the Grade 1 Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown and Grade 1 Melling Chase at Aintree and, just for good measure, chipped in with Grade 2 successes in the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter and the Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton.
Black Corton left his mark on the novice chasing division with eight successes and a Grade 1 win in the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase at Kempton and there was Cheltenham Festival victories to boot for Le Prezien in the Grand Annual and a repeat success for Pacha Du Polder in the Foxhunter.
Nicholls had his first major strike of the new season when Secret Investor returned in splendour in the Grade 2 Persian War Novices’ Hurdle at the weekend and he has an army of top talent to go to war with again this term.
Paul kindly spoke to Tony Elves of attheraces.com about his strongest firepower for 2018/19.