Happy New Year & Aniknam wins
Aniknam wins at Uttoxeter
Aniknam delighted us all with his battling win yesterday – no one was more happy than Travelling Head Girl, Julie who looks after him and rides him most days at home – she has built up a great partnership with the keen going gelding who we have had since a 3 year old. Tommy got serious after the last and Aniknam answered everything question, beating the favourite in the shadow of the post – another top ride from Tommy who had a good write up in the Racing Post yesterday following his 3 Listed/ Graded wins this Christmas.
Known as ‘Nik Nak’ at home, Aniknam has had at least three separate long time off stints due to tendon injuries but he has never lost his enthusiasm – just look at his record for a lesson in patience!
2 runs ( a win) then 224 days break
2 runs ( a win) then 56 days break
3 runs (a 2nd) 145 days break
2 runs ( a 2nd) then 724 days break
4 runs ( unplaced )then 81 days break
3 runs ( unplaced) then 549 days break !!
This is his longest spell of staying right…he has won on his 5th run back 👏🎉🐎
You can imagine how satisfying this win was for Phil, Simon ( also one whose Aniknam s arms have stretched a lot over the years! ) , Julie & all our team, especially following his unlucky 2nd when just getting caught at Hexham on his last start. Nik Nak loves being a racehorse and long may he stay sound and hopefully now win more races 🍀 He is as genuine as they come. Watch his winning race here….
On to Catterick today and a 3rd and a respectable effort from Lady Kyria and Tom Midgley. We’ve a blank day tomorrow ahead of a busy Friday with multiple meetings.
Some photos from the past 2 days..
We let three boys out this afternoon to play in the sunshine – turquoise rug, LITTLE BRUCE – brown rug, BERTIE BLAKE & black rug, WEMYSS POINT. They definitely enjoyed themselves!
- Posted in: News