Libranno: four-year-old has won twice in three outings at GoodwoodPICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Hannon mob-handed for day one of Goodwood
RICHARD HANNON, leading trainer at Glorious Goodwood for the last two years, has a strong hand for day one of the five-day extravaganza.
Hannon had no less than eleven runners declared for the start of the meeting with track-specialist Libranno one of his best hopes of a winner in the bet365 Lennox Stakes.
Quoted on his website, Hannon said: "We might have higher rated horses in the yard than Libranno, but I doubt if we have any tougher.
"He was only beaten two lengths by Strong Suit in this race last year and he went back there in the autumn and won the Supreme Stakes, but he seems better than ever this season.
"He goes on any ground and I know he won't let us down."
In the bet365 Gordon Stakes, a recognised trial for the Ladbrokes St Leger, Michelangelo will be aiming to continue the fabulous summer enjoyed by trainer John Gosden and jockey William Buick.
The going at Goodwood remains good following 2mm of rain overnight. The forecast is for light rain, clearing away mid-morning to leave a dry, bright afternoon.