The ‘Trotters’ aka Adrian and Clare Nicholls, do their bit for charity this coming Saturday at Thirsk races when they voluntarily have their heads shaved in aid of the IJF ‘Jack Berry’ House and New Beginnings Racehorse Re-habilitation Centre, both charities being close to their hearts, and for you to make a donation please go to www.justgiving.com/adrian-nicholls2 and help support their bravery and dedication! Or go along to Thirsk Races and witness their head shave in person, it will be a great day out!
DON’T CALL ME and KARAKA JACK head to their favourite track this afternoon…Ascot both ridden by stable jockey ADRIAN NICHOLLS. KARAKA JACK a winner last time out at Doncaster is expected by connections to run a big race, and the same goes for DON’T CALL ME who comes alive at this track!
Its Saturday again! and today we are represented at Doncaster, Ripon and Haydock Park. KARAKA JACK runs in the 5.10 Lady Rider’s Handicap at Doncaster having his first start of the season, a bold run is expected with everything in his favour and top lady amateur on board in ALISON DANIEL. Another successful lady rider SHIRLEY TEASDALE(5) takes the ride on Dr Marwan Koukash’s SUMMERINTHECITY 7.30 at Haydock Park, he is reportedly being going well at home and should give a good account. Ripon this afternoon we are confident of being in the winners enclosure, hopefully more than once with all four of our runners having a chance.
Tomorrow several of the stables stars go to Doncaster for their first run of the season…most noticeably DON’T CALL ME who returns to the track after a fruitful spell in Dubai over the winter, and will be partnered by ADRIAN NICHOLLS. The feature Sprint card sees three of the team Nicholls horses lining up, with son Adrian opting for his faithful partner TAX FREE, over FITZ FLYER and XILERATOR. BOWDLER’S MAGIC, new to the yard and a winner of his last two races is an interesting runner having his first start for the yard, and is expected to run well as is the case for all of tomorrow’s runners.
Father and son teamed up again yesterday to take the 6f Claiming Stakes at Southwell under a cool ride from ADRIAN NICHOLLS aboard HAMOODY, who was making his fibresand debut, made all to deny Elusive Hawk a sixth win at the track. Nicholls said “He had never run on Fibresand until now but a three-runner race could have suited him well.”
Today the yard has three runners heading to Catterick Bridge, with MUJAADEL strongly fancied to follow up his win at Wolverhampton last time, with ground and draw in his favour and ANDREW MULLEN taking the ride who knows the horse well. RIO COBOLO is another winner already this season, and hopefully will be fresher this time, a bold run is expected today.
GREENHEAD HIGH aims to make it a five-timer at Newcastle this Saturday in the 5 furlong Handicap, where he again takes on Roy’s Legacy and Pull The Pin.
Connections are confident of another win, even under a 6lb penalty, with his Trainer DAVID NICHOLLS saying the race is no better than a seller and he has to take his chance.
The evergreen TAJNEED showed favourite backers he was no April Fool at Redcar on Monday 1st April when he dead-heated with another tough campaigner in Go Go Green for Jim Goldie. The stable are continueing their good run to get the month of April off to a good start and the rest of the yards inmates are gearing up ready to run! Exciting times ahead!
The tough and consistent GREENHEAD HIGH brought the month of March to a thrilling close at Musselburgh Easter Sunday. Confidently ridden by stable jockey ADRIAN NICHOLLS who was seen at his strongest in the tight finish, to win by a length and a half in the 5 furlong handicap. He may now head to Newcastle on Saturday under a 6lb penalty, as the Handicapper will not re-asses his mark until next Tuesday.
The start of the 2013 turf season gets under way at Doncaster tomorrow, and our stables are represented at Saturdays meeting by FITZ FLYER, TAX FREE and INXILE, with the latter having his first run back after a winter campaign over in Dubai. The only concern is the weather, as the forecast is for snow and alot of it, which is prompting the inspection of the course tomorrow morning at 8 o’clock.
Yesterday saw HAMOODY reverse his previous form with Where’s Riley in the seller at Wolverhampton, he ran out an easy winner at very short odds!
ADRIAN NICHOLLS always looked confident on the gelding, and when the gap opened he quickened decisively and won comfortably by two and a half lengths. Connections went to 7,500gns to buy him back and are confident his winning form will continue.
Today at Southwell the hat-trick seeking JACK DAWKINS runs in the 1m4f Selling Stakes, the danger is the favourite but again the yard is in terrific form and another bold run is expected.