Rainyday Woman set to make a splash at higher level for Nicholls

The Grade 2 Ballymore Leamington Novices' Hurdle could be next for Rainyday Woman after a facile seven and a half lengths win at Wincanton on Tuesday. Planet Sport tipped the horse up for the victory.

Planet Sport favourite Rainyday Woman, who Planet Sport tipped prior to his victory on Tuesday, looks set to be stepped up in class by Paul Nicholls.

The six-year-old mare coasted home by seven-and-a-half lengths at Wincanton in the MansionBet Proud To Support British Racing Novices' Hurdle, leaving trainer Nicholls to set his sights on the Grade 2 Ballymore Leamington Novices' Hurdle at Warwick.

The 1-2 favourite led from the start and powered home from Norton Hill to be the first leg of a double for jockey Harry Cobden.

"She is a big, strong filly that is improving all the time. I was a bit worried about running her quick as it was only 12 days after her last win her, but I thought it was a winnable race," said Nicholls.

"If she had jumped better at Ludlow she would have probably won that day. That first run was the making of her. She jumped well the first day and now she is fantastic.

"I think a flat track suits her. There is a Listed race later this month at Taunton which we won with Posh Trish. That is an option.

"We could look at running her against the geldings in the Warwick race who she would get 7lb off. She is a good mare."

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