Olympic Glory (red): bids to give Richard Hannon third straight Vintage winPICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Hannon bids for Vintage gold with Olympic Glory
TRAINER Richard Hannon will bid to get off the mark at Glorious Goodwood with the aptly named Olympic Glory, who lines up for the Group 2 Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes on Wednesday.
Hannon, who was out of luck on day one of the meeting, has won the last two runnings of the Vintage Stakes with King Torus (2010) and Chandlery (2011) and the trainer is hoping to land the hat-trick with Julie Wood's son of Choisir.
Olympic Glory saw off Birdman to land the Group 2 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket's July meeting on his last start and Hannon said: "He is the only one with course form, having bolted up in his maiden here first time out, and he is better than he looked at Newmarket as he had a hiccup at the start of that week and was probably just short of his best.
"He coped with that awful ground in the Superlative but this better surface should suit him well. His Coventry Stakes second was a super run and we are very hopeful."
Olympic Glory will renew rivalries with Birdman as well as Maxentius and Artigiano, who finished third and fourth at Newmarket, but they face an interesting opponent in well-regarded maiden winner Ghurair, who is rated as Ladbrokes 7-4 favourite.
Angus Gold, racing manager to owner Hamdan Al Maktoum, said: "He won his maiden well and we liked the way he went about it. He's always shown a good attitude at home and we hope he can step up. We hope that he's a nice horse."
The going at Goodwood remains good on Wednesday following a dry night.
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