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Nicklaus

Nicklaus, a gelding by Exceed and Excel, was originally purchased at the Baden-Baden Sale by Peter Doyle for €180,000. Nicklaus improved throughout his first year with William Haggas, so much so that when he came on the market as a three-year-old, William was anxious to keep him at Somerville Lodge and for Highclere to reap the benefit.

The trainer was vindicated by impressive victories at Newbury and Salisbury before a commendable third place in a very hot handicap at Glorious Goodwood where he went down by a bare two lengths. Next time up at York everything that could go wrong, did. However, on his run at Yarmouth he came back to form, scoring in style after a masterful hold-up ride from James Doyle!

Nicklaus put up some excellent efforts in 2019, coming third in a hot Class 2 handicap at Chelmsford, second in Class 2 handicaps at Salisbury and Chelmsford, and most recently third in a handicap at Newmarket after encountering traffic problems about two and a half furlongs from home. He may now be ready to try a step up in trip and is being aimed at some nice handicap races at the beginning of the 2020 season.

Pedigree

Nicklaus

Exceed And Excel (AUS)

Nianga

Danehill

Patrona

Lomitas

Nobilissima

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