Fago Puts Arkle Credentials On The Line At Newbury

Paul Nicholls will unleash an exciting new jumping recruit at Newbury on Wednesday as Fago will have his first outing for the Dictheat handler in the Betfred Double Delight Novices' Chase at 13:20, which could unearth a potential Cheltenham Festival contender.

A winner over fences in his native France, Fago was purchased by Andrea and Graham Wylie and will now look to build his reputation up on British shores and bookmakers certainly expect decent things from him, as he has already been installed as 25/1 shot for the 2013 Arkle Challenge Trophy.

However, he will not have a straightforward start to his national hunt career as he will lock horns with the classy Colour Squadron, who had an eventful debut over fences at Newbury, when finish second to Module. 

Halfway through the event AP McCoy's saddle slipped on board the former top notch hurdler and he was forced to ride helpless for the final few furlongs and the champion jockey worked wonders to get him within six lengths of Tom George's grey.

Former Lanzarote Hurdle winner James De Vassy will add more depth to the 2m 1f contest as he makes his seasonal reappearance for Nick Williams, but the triumvirate will be hoping that the racecourse will pass a 9am inspection on the day of the race.

Cler of the course Richard Osgood has called a precautionary look with baltic conditions hitting the country and with some tracks already forced to abandon due to the snowy conditions, then Newbury will be hoping to miss the inclement weather and host what could be a cracker.

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