Class is permanent and trainer Paul Nicholls operates a classy stable down in Ditcheat, Somerset. They've been working all summer long but it is now that the serious business begins for the multiple champion jumps trainer.
He's had a stupendous week or two, delivering form figures dominated by the figure '1' - and the National Hunt season proper has barely begun. Horses change, jockeys - like policemen - get younger. But, down at Ditcheat, one thing remains constant. The yard delivers winners time and time again.
On Friday I stride both codes of racing. The fag end of the flat season . . .
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