Richard Hannon: has a stong team heading for the Newmarket sales racesPICTURE: Getty Images
Hannon hoping to bag another big sales prize
VALUABLE sales races have proved to be happy hunting ground for Richard Hannon over the years and the champion trainer goes in search of more big prizes at Newmarket on Saturday.
Hannon has three runners in the Tattersalls Millions 2YO Trophy he won last year with Coupe De Ville and two runners in the fillies' sales race earlier on the card.
Prize-money goes all the way down to 10th place so Hannon is hopeful of pocketing some more funds for his owners.
He said:"It looks a much stronger race [this year], but Havana Gold has obvious claims, having won his Group 3 well over the same course and distance last week. He has come back bouncing and is unlucky not to be going there five from five, so we have to roll the dice again.
"You'd also have to respect Tamayuz Star. He gave subsequent Royal Lodge winner Steeler a fright at Goodwood and, though he then won the six furlong sales race at Newmarket, he will definitely appreciate going back up to seven. Global Icon was third in the Newmarket race, having not enjoyed the best of runs, and he, too, is improving."
Of his two fillies, Hannon said: "Victrix Ludorum also looked as if she wanted the seven when she won the fillies sales race there last time, so, though this more valuable fillies race looks much tougher, we hope that she will improve for going up in trip.
"We also run a very nice New Approach newcomer of Michael Pescod's called Broadway Duchess. She is all class and we have given her plenty of time."