- Paul Nicholls introduced the retirement of secure stalwart Frodon on Friday
- His runners in Saturday’s Grade One function are Captain Teague and Farnoge
- They may attempt to comply with within the footsteps of 5 earlier Nicholls-trained winners
Paul Nicholls launches a two-pronged problem on the Coral Challow Hurdle with horses he hopes are the long run at his Ditcheat base, 24 hours after saying the retirement of secure stalwart Frodon.
Nicholls’ runners in Saturday afternoon’s Grade One function are Captain Teague and Farnoge.
They are going to be attempting to comply with within the footsteps of 5 earlier Nicholls-trained winners of the race, which embrace Denman. However the champion coach would in all probability settle now for future careers which get near matching Frodon.
His final run was his fifth place within the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day, a race he memorably gained in 2020.
Frodon’s partnership with Bryony Frost related with the racing public, and their victory within the 2019 Ryanair Chase prompted among the loudest celebrations ever seen on the Cheltenham Festival.
Paul Nicholls launches a two-pronged problem on the Coral Challow Hurdle on Saturday
It’ll come simply 24 hours after saying the retirement of secure stalwart Frodon
Frodon will spend his retirement with Frost at her father’s Devon secure alongside one other of her favorite horses, Black Corton. He ends his profession having gained 19 of his 52 races and virtually £1.2million in prizemoney.
Nicholls is prone to parade Frodon at Cheltenham — the place the horse competed at six Festivals — on New 12 months’s Day. He stated: ‘I had a great dialog with the proprietor and we determined it was the precise time for him to retire.
‘He has been a tremendous horse. The King George was a pinnacle and his partnership with Bryony was good for the game. He deserves to have a great retirement.’
On his Challow contenders, Nicholls stated: ‘You gained’t see the perfect of both of them till they go chasing, and it’s a highly regarded race.
‘Captain Teague is studying on a regular basis and Farnoge loves the gentle floor and has stored on enhancing. His Ascot win has labored out and it could not shock me if he runs effectively.’