ANIKA THE ANGEL was purchased at the 2018 KZN Yearling Sale. She is a filly by Wylie Hall, out of the Fort Wood mare, Cochineal. Bred by Boland Stud.

Named By: Anika Sarlim (Winning Media)
Sex: Bay Filly
Foaled: 04/08/2016
Sire: Wylie Hall
Mare: Cochineal (Fort Wood)
Breeder: Boland Stud
Trainer: Gary Rich
Purchased: 2018 KZN Yearling Sale
Pedigree: View here
Record: 15-1-5
Status: Retired

A beautiful, strong filly with an uncanny resemblance to her father – robust in nature. She has taken the first few months of her career in her stride and we couldn’t be happier with her. She is the half sister to the Yogas Govender trained, Lickerio (Master Of My Fate) who has won 3 from 7.

Being the second foal to the mare, we can only hope that she improves on her half brothers career as he has showed quite a lot of promise thus far. She certainly looks the part.

Updates – Anika The Angel

October 13th, 2021
Anika The Angel has been official retired from the track. She has been entered into the Hollywoodbets Life After Racing programme, where the team will look to find her a forever home, and a new career.

October 10th, 2021
She had to overcome the widest draw of thirteen over 1600m on the Hollywoodbets Greyville turf track. She pinged the gates and found herself in front which wasn’t ideal. She will be given one more chance from a good draw and we will be hoping to see improvement. See the replay here.

September 12th, 2021
She returned to the grass over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. She settled well in running and stayed on to finish sixth. She will be stepped up to the mile in her next start and should show further improvement. See the replay here.

January 21st, 2021
Anika The Angel unfortunately hasn’t settled in well at Ashburton and as a result we have opted to move her back to Summerveld, where she will be joining up with the Gary Rich stable.

June 24th, 2020
As expected, she was an emphatic winner of the 4th race at Hollywoodbets Scottsville today. That was just her 7th career outing and she should have plenty more to come. Well done to the Alyson Wright stable, Tristan Godden for a perfect ride and breeders Boland Stud. Thanks to Candiese Lenferna for the great photos.

Named after our Winning Form team matriarch, Anika Sarlim, it was fantastic to see her getting behind her namesake.

June 7th, 2020
Such a gutsy effort by this filly today. She happened to find one better on the day, but it won’t be long before she leaves the maidens.

April 4th, 2020
Seen here during the week looking very well within herself. She was just about ready for her peak run back before the interruption to the racing schedule, but she will certainly come to hand quickly once racing resumes.

February 16th, 2020
Another solid run by this Wylie Hall filly. She will be cherry ripe for her next outing over a bit more ground.

February 20th, 2020
A solid comeback run from this filly, showing plenty guts to stay on in the closing stages. She really needed this run and will be very competitive next time out.

10th July, 2019
A nice effort by this game filly today. Finding herself out in front, she kept rolling all the way to the line. Unfortunately she was severely cut into on her near fore hind and has been taken straight to the vet. She has been stitched up and bandaged and after a short spell of recovery, she will be right back in full training. See the replay here:

8th July, 2019
After two fairly promising performances, Anika The Angel returns to Scottsville Racecourse this Wednesday 10th July 2019. See a replay of her last run, followed by the final field below.

Race-3 (Turf / Inside) – R110 000
1500m – 13:35
For 2 year-old Fillies
1 4 Ardenne 60 0 A *A Arries Michael Miller
2 12 Castellano 58 0 A *L J Ferraris Glen Kotzen
3 10 Rainbow Unicorn 58 0 A M Khan Kumaran Naidoo
4 1 Anika The Angel 55 0 A L Hewitson Alyson Wright
5 5 Centre Stage 55 0 BA S Moodley Michael Miller
6 6 Dune Dance 55 0 A K de Melo Dennis Drier
7 3 Rose Dancer 55 0 A S Veale Dennis Drier
8 9 Rougaille 55 0 BA T Godden Dennis Drier
9 2 Simply Russian 55 0 A A Mgudlwa Garth Puller
10 7 Trip To Freedom 55 0 A M Yeni Duncan Howells
11 11 World Without End 55 0 A C Orffer Gavin van Zyl
12 8 Zernia 55 0 A C Zackey Gareth van Zyl
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(1,5) (6,7,8)

22nd May, 2019
Anika The Angel has her 2nd run this Saturday 25th May 2019, at Scottsville Racecourse. She ran a respectable 5th on debut, but was nowhere near ready for it as the run was just being used to get her going. She is also bred for further, so when managing to stay on well in the closing stages of that run we were more than pleased. That was three months ago and she has certainly strengthened up nicely since then. She steps up to the mile today, from a useful draw in this small field and she is going to absolutely relish the extra 400m this time. Champion Jockey Lyle Hewitson partners up with her and she is definitely not in the race for the place money, she should be fighting it out for the winners cheque.

Race-1 (Turf / Inside) R107 250 1600m 12:00 
1st R68750, 2nd R22000, 3rd R11000, 4th R5500
For 2 year-old Fillies
1 4 Shivers 60 0 A C Maujean Dorrie Sham
2 1 Stage Dance 60 0 A C Storey Mike de Kock
3 2 Anika The Angel 57 0 A L Hewitson Alyson Wright
4 3 Astrolabe 57 0 A R Simons Mike de Kock
5 6 Miss Missouri 57 0 A S Randolph Doug Campbell
6 5 Princess Sidi 57 0 A *T Gumede -4.0 Yadav Singh
7 7 Provoking 57 0 A W Kennedy Gareth van Zyl
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote

10th February, 2019
Anika The Angel had her first barrier trial at Scottsville. Still very green, but good to get the first experience of the course out the way.

7th February, 2019
Anika The Angel has been entered into a Barrier Trial at Scottsville on Sunday 10 February 2019. Final Field below:

Race-10 (Turf)  800m 11:50
For 2 year-olds
1 7 Ad Altisima 57 0 A *A Arries Michael Roberts
2 9 Die Antwoord 57 0 A *X Jacobs -4.0 Kumaran Naidoo
3 3 Hungry Eyes 57 0 A K de Melo Nathan Kotzen
4 5 Joint Effort 57 0 s *K Sakayi -1.5 Wayne Badenhorst
5 1 Ninotto 57 0 S S Veale Dennis Drier
6 6 Pearl Of Asia 57 0 A G Wright R A Hill/S R Hill
7 10 Seattle Frost 57 0 A T Godden Michael Miller
8 2 Star Crusade 57 0 s S Moodley Garth Puller
9 11 Sunset Gun 57 0 S B Lerena Alistair Gordon
10 8 Anika The Angel 56 0 S *J Gates -4.0 Alyson Wright
11 12 Clear Horizons 56 0 S W Kennedy Gavin van Zyl
12 4 Yessiricanboogie 56 0 S H Ramlugaan Gareth van Zyl
NONE – No Betting

10th September, 2019
Settling in to her new surroundings well. We’ll look to bring her in around November and we’ll look to bring her in around November time.