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Adrian Nicholls - Stable Tour

Name: Adrian Nicholls

Training Location: Sessay, Thirsk 

Single/dual license: Flat

How long have you held a license: 3 years

Training Facilities:   Paddocks, Lunge Area, 1.5 furlong canter ring

Number of horses in training/capacity: 20

What is your background/introduction to racing:
I was a successful jockey when my dad Dandy was a leading trainer. My wife Clare was also an apprentice jockey so ‘it’s all in the blood’
Favourite horses either currently in training, you’ve previously trained or seen in your lifetime:
Favourite horses we have trained so far are Hafeet Alain, who won handicaps at York and Newmarket last season and Dandizette, who won a couple of two-year-old races for us

Which jockeys do you regularly use:
Barry McHugh, Connor Beasley and Andrew Mullen

Three horses to follow this season and why:
Strawman (0-90) will like any Yorkshire course, over 7f – 1.1m
Abate (0-80) will be suited by Ripon over 5-6f
Inclement Weather will like Thirsk’s five furlongs

Favourite Yorkshire course and why: York – it’s the best of the best

Anything else of note:
When I was in my first year training I took a two year old to the Malton gallops and when I opened the back door two chickens jumped out! Kevin Ryan thought it was so funny and Tom Eaves had to catch them!