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Paul Nicholls hopes new recruit from France could reach the top

Last Updated: 02/12/12 12:38pm

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Paul Nicholls: Excited by new recruit from France and mentioned the Arkle

Paul Nicholls: Excited by new recruit from France and mentioned the Arkle

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

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

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 Betfair 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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