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Has JP McManus a mole in Paul Nicholls’ yard?

by Sean Goff | October 23, 2012
JP McManus, Tony McCoy and Jonjo O'Neill

GOING FOR GOLD: JP McManus, Tony McCoy and Jonjo O’Neill with the 2012 Gold Cup (pic: Getty)

Paul Nicholls has his debut runner for leading owner and legendary punter JP McManus when Mr Mole lines up in the 2.40 at Exeter today.

A 12-length winner of his bumper at Hereford Mr Mole was bought privately by McManus and the four-year-old will be ridden by champion jockey AP McCoy.

Trainer Paul Nicholls said:

Mr Mole definitely is one for the future, a chaser in the making.

Half an hour later the Philip Hobbs’-trained Bold Henry - who was a last fence faller at Kempton in April when well clear of the field – runs in the famous green, white and gold colours after McManus bought the six-year-old in a private deal.

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