Nicholls excited by Fago

  • Last Updated: December 2 2012, 12:36 GMT

Paul Nicholls feels he could have purchased owner Graham Wylie a potential Arkle Trophy candidate in Fago.

Paul Nicholls: Excited by new recruit

The four-year-old is settling into life at Ditcheat and the handler is looking forward to learning more about his new recruit.

Writing in his exclusive column at the champion trainer said: "I think we have just bought a decent four-year-old from France in the shape of Fago for Graham Wylie. It's a long way down the line but maybe he could just end up being an Arkle possible.

"After all, Fago looked to be a non-stayer when second in a 2m6f Grade 1 chase last month - funnily enough Master Minded was being raced over 2m5f in France before we bought him - and I see Timeform have already rated him 143 on that.

"Hopefully, there is more to come from him, once we get him bedded in and see what we have."

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