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Richard Hannon: “I don’t think he’ll have any problem winning races”

May 6, 2022

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2:55 Novice

Dayyan (Sean Levey)
He shaped with promise on debut and has come on plenty for the experience. We’re getting him out reasonably quickly, and he’ll make a nice horse once handicapped, but I’m hoping he’ll put another step forward here.

4:05 Victoria Cup

Mums Tipple (Sean Levey)
He’s coming down to a handy looking mark and I think first time out may be the time to catch him. He’s won at the track before, will like the decent ground and a fast run seven furlongs like this is just what he wants. He has a good each way shout.

LINGFIELD

1:30

Rattling (Ryan Moore)
She’s been off almost a year but ran very well on her only start as a two year old and I’d like to think she could be quite smart. This is a nice reintroduction and she should go well under Ryan Moore.

Ciao Adios (Sam Hitchcott)
She’s having her third run in quite quick succession so will have a mark after this and her future lies in Handicaps.

3:50 G3

Symphony Perfect (Jamie Spencer)
She ran a solid race at Chelmsford last time, without having any real excuses but I think the step back up to seven furlongs will help and she’ll like the ground. She’s a tough filly with a good attitude and has an obvious chance.

HAYDOCK

5:18

Oh Herbert’s Reign
He ran very well in the Esher Cup on his first run back and is off the same mark here, although he’s still plenty high enough anyway! That run will have blown the cobwebs away and a stiff mile around here will suit. He must be very seriously considered.

NOTTINGHAM

1:35

An Angels Dream
She hasn’t run since September and needs to step up a little bit on her previous form to be seriously considered here. She’ll be a better proposition in Handicaps.

2:45

Grand Scheme
We gelded him over the winter and he came back with a solid first run at Salisbury last month, albeit hanging all over the place. He’s not one to entirely trust but that run would have brought him on a lot and going this way round should help as well. The step back up to 1m6f is a big plus and I like his chance.

3:55

Loquace
She’s been very consistent and shouldn’t still be a Maiden but ran well at Leicester last time and Liam takes a valuable 7lbs off her back, because she is not the biggest. There are no excuses here and she has strong claims.

Helene
She wasn’t beaten all that far on her Handicap debut last time and I think she’s come on a lot for it. This looks a very suitable race and she has every chance of breaking her duck here.

Night Arc
He has his first run back and I do think he’ll come on for it. He’s not the most consistent but has ability and could run a nice race if getting some luck.

4:30

Geopolitic
He showed distinct promise as a juvenile and makes his Handicap debut off an interesting mark. We’ve always thought he’d develop into a decent three-year-old and we gelded him over the winter. I don’t think he’ll have any problem winning races.