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Hukum takes a nap at Sandown Park yesterday before delivering a world class performance a few hours later (Rob McDowall Twitter)


Hukum not only came back from an injury break that required three screws to be inserted into his hind leg, but he was also so unphased by being back at the races that he took a nap in his box a few hours before beating unbeaten Derby winner Desert Crown in yesterday’s Group 3 Brigadier Gerard Stakes over a mile-and-two-furlongs at Sandown Park.

Hukum, a six-year-old Shadwell homebred entire by Sea The Stars, is yet another horse who hails from the one Queen Elizabeth II let go i.e. Height Of Fashion.
Queen Elizabeth bred the massive Bustino filly Height Of Fashion, but sold her for a reported £1.5 million to Hamdan Al Maktoum after she had won the Princess Of Wales Stakes at Newmarket against the boys in course record time.
She went on to produce the major stakes winners Nashwan, Nayef and Unfuwain.
Furthermore, her dam Highclere is the third dam of the late superstar Japanese stallion, Deep Impact.
Height Of Fashion is the fifth dam of Hukum.
Hukum is clearly much loved by his trainer Owen Burrows and staff.