Talking Horses: Nuts Well takes tiny north-east stable to the big time

By: Chris Cook at Aintree Monday 26 October 2020

‘It means the world. He’s really taken us by surprise,’ says trainer Ann Hamilton, achieving her biggest win in her 70s

The romance of jump racing was on full show at Aintree as the plucky, prolific but nevertheless unsung Nuts Well battled his way to victory in the Old Roan Chase for the tiny Northumberland stable of Ann Hamilton.

This was the biggest success in the long career of the 73-year-old Hamilton, who still schools horses over fences at her base in the village of Capheaton, about 20 miles north-west of Newcastle.

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