The first selection in the Stats Accumulator with Paddy Power from Newbury is in the Grade 2 Ladbrokes John Francome Novice Chase over 2 mile 7 furlongs and we have gone with Santini to win.
This Nicky Henderson trained six year old had a brilliant season last term winning the Grade 1 Sefton Novices Hurdle and finishing third in the Albert Bartlett at the Cheltenham festival. This season he is going over fences and is making his belated seasonal debut.
Trainer Nicky Henderson is in great form at the moment having a record of 25 percent over the last 14 days and jockey Nico de Boinville is also flying with a strike rate of 37 percent over the last 2 weeks. These two are a force when teaming up and over the last year have a record of 31 percent when working together.