Paul Nicholls sets his sights on Stayers’ Hurdle for McFabulous after impressive victory at Chepstow
- McFabulous eased to a three-length win in the Persian War Novices’ Hurdle
- A tilt at the Stayers’ Hurdle in March is now on Nicholls’ radar for the six-year-old
- His next race is likely to be the Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury on November 2
Trainer Paul Nicholls will give McFabulous the chance to show he is a contender for the Stayers’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March after his effortless three-length win in the Persian War Novices’ Hurdle at Chepstow.
Nicholls nominated the Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury on November 27 as the next race for the winning odds-on favourite after jockey Harry Cobden barely had to move as he beat Courtandbould.
Paul Nicholls’ McFabulous was an impressive winner of the Persian War at Chepstow
McFabulous won the grade two bumper at Aintree in April last year but took time to get his act together last season over hurdle.
Nicholls, who was winning the Persian War Novices’ Hurdle for the eighth time, said: ‘He was a little bit timid and a big baby but he has grown up now.. He is hugely talented.’