Richard Hannon wins fourth Weatherbys Super Sprint with Gubbass


Richard Hannon is gaining floor on his father having notched up his fourth victory within the Weatherbys Tremendous Dash by Gubbass at Newbury.

Richard senior retired with seven victories within the race the place a two-year-old’s weight is set by how a lot they price on the gross sales – which highlighted his knack of discovering a discount.

It seems the apple has not fallen removed from the tree, as 12 months on from the victory of Comfortable Romance 12 months in the past – who returned on the identical card to win the Hackwood Stakes this time – Hannon unleashed what may very well be a doubtlessly sensible juvenile.

Winner of his debut at Leicester, Hannon determined to skip Royal Ascot and it paid dividends, coming residence half a size away from stablemate Symphony Good to win at 4-1 for Sean Levey.

Delmona completed third, with Guilded fourth and 100-1 likelihood Adnaan fifth.

“We have all the time favored him lots, we did not go to Ascot as a result of he was rising – however he is an excellent horse,” stated Hannon.

“He is by a sire (Mehmas) who’s getting superb horses, however my fear at the moment was lack of expertise and midway by I believed he was going to complete eighth. However his class pulled him by. The filly ran effectively in second, too.

“He’ll most likely go to the Richmond at Goodwood now, I’ve put him within the Gimcrack as effectively.

“He simply wasn’t proper earlier than Ascot and was working reasonably, there was no level going to Ascot if he wasn’t working very effectively and this race got here on the proper time by way of Goodwood.

“He is an excellent two-year-old, no query, solely time will inform if he is greater than that. He’ll most likely get additional, because the additional he went the higher he was going.”

Hannon, who received the Group One Falmouth Stakes not too long ago, added: “It has been a superb few weeks, however days like at the moment are important for everybody.

“Races like this, for the smaller proprietor, it’s their day and it is essential they’ve their day. There’s room for everybody.”


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