Sun Racing ambassador Megan Nicholls is back as she looks forward to a massive weekend for Team Ditcheat at Newbury, Doncaster and Kelso

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Sun Racing ambassador Megan Nicholls is back as she looks forward to a massive weekend for Team Ditcheat at Newbury, Doncaster and Kelso



Just two weeks after Dad reached the 3,000 winner mark, he hit 100 winners for the season!
It’s been another cracking seven days for the yard and there were two horses in particular that shone bright.
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Tommy Silver won really nicely at Ludlow upped in trip after being carried out there last time.
It was great to see him get his head in front again after so long and he brought up the 100, so the victory was extra special.
Christopher Wood is the other worthy of mention.
He’s now unbeaten in two outings after hacking up at Newbury yesterday and the plan is the Grade 1 at Aintree. He was quite impressive and is going in the right direction.

We’ve got a few runners at Newbury on Saturday, including a trio in the feature Greatwood Gold Cup.
First up is Dolos, who goes off top-weight. Lorcan takes off a handy 5lb which is a big help, though it will be tougher than when he won at Sandown last time.
He’s not been the easiest to place and is slightly in no-man’s land.
If the weight doesn’t catch him out then he could run well and we’ll see how he gets on under different conditions.
Winner winner winner!I rode Krazy Paving to win at Kempton on Wednesday night and it was great to get a score on the board for Olly Murphy, who’s a young trainer going places.
He hasn’t had many runners since the flu outbreak and with any luck he can keep it going.
I’m at Lingfield on Saturday where I ride Mouchee in the opener.
I won on him two starts back but nothing went right for him last time, so hopefully he can bounce back.
I think he has the ability to run very well.
The main danger could be King’s Advice, who’s dangerous on debut for Mark Johnston off a potentially lenient mark of 71.

Warriors Tale returns to his favourite track. He always seems to run well around here and has come out of his run at Doncaster last time absolutely fine.
This is a stepping stone for Aintree, which is his main target once again.
The last of our trio is San Benedeto, who steps back up in trip to 2m4f, which should suit him well.
He’s a bit older and wiser now and it would be nice to see him return to his best.
At home he’s been showing a bit more zest so back on a Flat track let’s hope he can bounce back.
Nick Schofield is back on him and the pair know each other well.
I would say the two to beat are Master Dee, who has his first run after a wind op, and Happy Diva, who is very consistent and won last time out.  
Megan landed a winner on Krazy Paving earlier in the week
Our other runner on the card is McFabulous, whose Cheltenham run last time came a bit soon after he won his debut.
We still really like him and it would be nice if he could reproduce that original form.
He’s a lovely, big horse and we’re already looking forward to going hurdling with him next year.
Fergal O’Brien, who does very well in bumpers, could have the main danger in Silver Hallmark, while Chantry House’s point-to-point form looks strong.
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A big shout must go to Kelso for putting on such good prize-money this afternoon.
It’s a great card and we have a big chance with our star Black Corton, who goes in the Listed Premier Chase at 2.45, which appears to have cut up nicely.
He’s been unlucky not to get his head in front on his last couple of starts and, particularly on his last run, he should be hard to beat.
Bryony is very confident when going forward and everything’s in place for a big run.
Former Grand National winner One For Arthur is the main danger.
Lingfield musingsOver at leafy Lingfield, Deep Intrigue will be very tough to beat in the Spring Cup.
He won well at Lingfield over six furlongs and I don’t think the step up in trip will be much of an issue.
He’s very straightforward and looks the one to beat if they can hold onto him.
Quiet Endeavour could be his main danger. He has headgear on for the first time which could sharpen him up.

Oleg makes his debut for us in the opener. He’s not been with us long and this is just his second start under rules after making his debut in France.
He’ll definitely improve for whatever this run and we’ll learn a lot about him.
The race doesn’t look all that hot and I reckon Donald McCain’s Pogue is the one to beat.
Another of our smart ones, Getaway Trump, will bid to get back on the scoresheet in the Grade 2 at 3.15.
PA:Press Association Getaway Trump (left) has a big chance at Kelso
He ran very well in the Betfair Hurdle to finish fourth in a race that wasn’t run to suit – he was shuffled back a bit mid-way through but stayed on again nicely up the straight.
Thankfully he seems to have bounced back well and I think this presents a good chance for him.
On his best form he’ll be hard to beat and i’ll be disappointed if he doesn’t get the job done.
Rouge Vif looks the one to beat as other short-priced contender Windsor Avenue could find the trip a bit sharp.

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We’ve got two runners up at Donny, Copain De Classe in the 2.25.
He needs to bounce back from a couple of poor runs but this should be a good test.
Danse Idol will bid for some more black type in the mares’ Listed hurdle.
The slight concern is the quick turnaround after she finished second two weeks ago but she seems at her best at home.
The flatter track should suit, as should the three mile trip and on form we’ll be bang up there.
Bonza Girl is a danger as she won her last five starts but needs to step up now in this higher grade.
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