Tag Archives: Saphir

Saphir camp hopeful he can deliver at Newbury

Saphir Du Rheu was a popular pick for last year’s Hennessy   PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)    By James Burn 8:00AM 24 NOV 2016  THE TIME for Saphir Du Rheu to stop being a talking horse and deliver is upon us, his champion trainer Paul Nicholls said on Wednesday as he put the finishing touches to the grey’s preparation for the Hennessy ...

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Saphir Du Rheu heads Hennessy charge for Nicholls

Saphir Du Rheu: generally 10-1 third favourite for the Newbury showpiece   PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)    By Jon Lees 7:55PM 9 NOV 2016  PAUL NICHOLLS has half a dozen Hennessy Gold Cup possibles, but the champion trainer has eyes only for Saphir Du Rheu and Vicente for now. RELATED LINKS Saphir Du Rheu is generally 10-1 third favourite for the ...

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Saphir Du Rheu on the road to recovery at Ascot

Paul Nicholls has a good record of reviving chasers who have struggled   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By Keith Melrose  6:59PM 28 OCT 2016  GRADE 1 winner Saphir Du Rheu starts the season rated 11lb lower than last, which says plenty about his struggles to find a place in open company, but he returns in Saturday’s Grade 3 Sodexo ...

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Nicholls favours Ascot chase return for Saphir

Saphir Du Rheu was favourite for the Hennessy last year   PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)    By Richard Birch 2:31PM 27 OCT 2016  PAUL NICHOLLS is leaning towards sending Saphir Du Rheu to Ascot on Saturday for his seasonal reappearance, but plans on Thursday remained fluid. The seven-year-old proved a disappointment over fences last season after starting the campaign perceived by ...

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