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Harry Derham: Talking Alcala

Sporting Judgement

National Hunt trainer Paul Nicholls has saddled some big names in his time, with the likes of Kauto Star, Deman and Big Bucks helping the Somerset handler to ten trainer’s titles.

The horse that I own a share in, Alcala, can’t quite claim to match those racing greats just yet, but he can certainly put his name down as the flag bearer for Team Ditcheat over the summer.

Five victories on the spin included an impressive success in the Listed Summer Plate at Market Rasen, moving his record to six wins from his last eights starts since winning for the first time over fences at Ludlow in April.

It would appear that this talented 7yo has plenty more to give, so with the National Hunt season just about to spring into life,  I had the great honour of catching up with the assistant trainer at Ditcheat, Harry Derham, to…

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