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Olympic Glory - Ascot 19.10.13

Olympic Glory: Breeders' Cup Mile could be next target

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Olympic Glory could head to Breeders' Cup

OLYMPIC GLORY, so impressive in first-time blinkers when shooting clear by three and a quarter lengths in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on Saturday, may not yet be done for the season, with the Breeders' Cup Mile now under consideration.

The three-year-old had been becoming increasingly idle in his work and races, but was rejuvenated with the headgear on, and Santa Anita at the start of next month could be his next stop.

Richard Hannon jnr, speaking on Hannon's official website, said: "There is every chance that we will take him to California. The turns have not been the problem - it has been more a case of him not coming down the hills, and with all the racetracks in America being Flat he would be ok on that score. We will talk to Sheikh Joaan (Al Thani) and make a decision in midweek."

Reflecting on Olympic Glory's Ascot victory, Hannon jnr added: "The blinkers definitely made a difference. He was taking the mickey at Longchamp last time, so we had to do something. He treated the Moulin as a leisurely day out, but we gave him two bits of work at home in the headgear, and it really wound him up."

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