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Richard Hannon

Richard Hannon: champion trainer sends out big race winner in Italy

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Hannon lands yet another big juvenile prize

Report: Italy, Saturday
San Siro: Gran Criterium (Group 1)
 1m, turf, 2yo colts & fillies.

Richard Hannon landed yet another big two-year-old prize when Law Enforcement (Stephane Pasquier) came home a length clear of compatriot Sorella Bella - the sixth successive British-trained winner of this race.

Sorella Bella, representing Mick Channon, made the running and dug deep when pressed by Law Enforcement from two furlongs out but the Hannon two-year-old wore her down to lead entering the final furlong and was on top in the last 100 yards.

Hannon won this contest with Scintillo in 2007 and the progressive Law Enforcement was making it four wins on the bounce, having won an Epsom maiden before his nursery victories at Newmarket and Sandown.

The third British challenger, Tom Dascombe-trained Deaville Prince, finished fourth, beaten three lengths by the winner.

Also on Saturday

San Siro: Premio Verziere (Mem. Aldo Cirla) (Group 3) 1m 2f, turf, 3yo+ fillies and mares.

Improving German-trained filly Cartaya (Marcus Rulec/Umberto Rispoli) was simply too good for her seven rivals, coasting home by two-and-a-half lengths from Czech Republic-trained challenger French Quebec.

Cartaya has now won five of her last seven starts and was completing a hat-trick after winning conditions events at Deauville and Chantilly.

The German-trained favourite Samba Brazil came home third, having taken up the running one and a half furlongs out but lacking the gears to resist the winner's challenge entering the final furlong.

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