On The Nose: Zabeel the Champion choice at Leicester

Just two meetings on Monday, November 15 but Planet Sport have a pick from a decent flat horse who joined Jonjo O’Neill for a tidy sum. Fortune favours the brave for this Champion choice.

Zabeel is the Champion my friend, well he could be a potential one having joined the O'Neill yard from Mark Johnston for 185,000 guineas.

2.30 Leicester - Zabeel Champion

This four-year-old notched a rating of 103 on the flat for Mark Johnston and won three times at Newmarket.

A mile and four was this Poet's Voice gelding's optimum trip so this step up to just under two miles should be no problem at all.

Dan Skelton's Lydford is getting plenty of attention but Zabeel Champion may have too much speed for his rival who is yet to win on turf.

Zabeel Champion can live up to his name here on the way to better things.

Lydford presents an obvious danger having picked up a valuable all-weather race at Lingfield in August over one mile and four furlongs for the powerful Roger Varian yard.

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