Sir Prancealot: Flying Childers winner could run in Saturday's Mill ReefPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Sir Prancealot could make quick return
SIR PRANCEALOT could make a quick reappearance in Saturday's Group 2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury trainer Richard Hannon has revealed.
Connections had initially suggested that the Group 1 Emaar Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket on October 13 would be the next race for Friday's Flying Childers Stakes winner but the champion trainer has said he could yet reappear before then.
Speaking on his website, Hannon said: "The Middle Park looks the race for Sir Prancealot, but he has come out of the Flying Childers in such great form that we have left him in Saturday's Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury, in which we also have Master of War. I will talk to [owner] Andrew Tinkler and decide whether to go to Newbury or wait for Newmarket on October 13."
Stablemate Toronado could have his final start of the year in next month's Racing Post Trophy after his win in Saturday's Champagne Stakes.
Hannon continued: "Toronado looked very good when winning the Champagne. We knew that seven furlongs was his bare minimum as he is a galloper, so I told Hughesie not to stand for any messing about and that if nobody else wanted to make the running he should take up the cudgels.
"It all worked out well and Toronado showed a great attitude to beat off all-comers. Being by High Chaparral, he will stay well next season, and he is a sound horse who seems to go on any ground.
"Hughesie has always felt that he could be one for the Derby next season, but we will take it one step at a time, and I would think his last race of this year will be the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster."
Park Stakes winner Libranno could run in the Champions Day Sprint at Ascot next Hannon added.