Doncaster host a super two days of jumps racing across Friday and Saturday and on the first day of the two meetings, one very high profile, inform handler sends just one runner with a big chance.
11 time champion trainer has made a prolific start to this campaign firing out winners up and down the country and when only having one runner at a track it is worth taking notice of.
Nicholls has had over a 400 miles round trip to race Ecco in a Handicap Hurdle at Doncaster and when travelling this far with his horses he runs at a 28% strike rate.
The Ditcheat handler has not been shy about him going for his 12th trainers title and he is well on the way to doing so with how well he has performed so far this term.
Over the last two weeks the trainer has been running at an 18% strike rate having had 9 winners from his last 50 runners, which is very impressive.
Ecco who is his only runner on Friday at Doncaster is currently 6/1 to land the race having ran twice this term and last time out improved massively for his seasonal debut to finish third at Ascot behind a very likeable type.