Somebody To Love Wins Under Ryan Moore
The Richard Hannon winning streak continued over the past three days with a further four winners coming at four different tracks.
SOMEBODY TO LOVE ridden by Ryan Moore became the first of these winners at Sandown on Friday. The filly by Power, finished off her debut run in impressive fashion after managing to avoid traffic in the home straight. 'We couldn't have asked for a better first run from SOMEBODY TO LOVE, she has always looked good at home and certainly looks to be a nice horse for the future.'
Just a few hours later at Chepstow Racecourse, STERLING SILVA became the second Hannon trained winner of the afternoon when taking the opening race over 6 furlongs. The Sakhee's Secret colt benefited from the five pound reduction taken off by apprentice Gary Mahon. 'The downpour of rain just before STERLING SILVA'S race didn't seem to cause too many problems for him. We are delighted that we have such a nice colt on our hands and we are already looking into a number of nice races that will be sure to suit him in the coming weeks.'
ALTARSHEED capped off a successful Friday afternoon as the third and final winner of the day. The win gave the Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum owned three-year-old the second of his career. 'We are very happy with ALTARSHEED'S run at Goodwood, I think he will be suited by a step up to a mile and a half.'
Over night rain ahead of Leicester's Saturday meeting didn't seem to impede VENTURA BLUES who won the opening Novice Race in very impressive fashion. The filly won by over three lengths bringing her career wins to two from three starts. 'VENTURA BLUES was very impressive at Leicester. We were worried that the ground was going to be too soft for her but she seems to really thrive on softer ground. She's a really exciting filly to have in the yard.'
Along with the winners, there were a number of other eye catching performances over the past three days. GROUPIE put in a gutsy run to finish second at Bath on Saturday. The filly fresh off her debut win at Windsor less than two weeks ago had seemly beat the rest of the field only to be denied by a late fast finishing runner. 'GROUPIE is undoubtedly a tough little filly that battles all the way to the line. She's seems to thrive on a head to head battle and had done everything right, but unfortunately the winner came home quick inside the final furlong.'
Likewise, WEFAIT a two-year-old colt by Harbour Watch finished third in impressive style at Sandown. His rider on the afternoon was Ryan Moore who said after the race that he got a great feel and that he is sure to improve from the run. 'Ryan really enjoyed his ride on WEFAIT. He has always looked a nice horse at home. This display proved that he has huge ability on the track too.'
There is just one Richard Hannon trained runner this evening at Windsor with LUDUAMF having the first run of his career over 6 furlongs.
Preparations are well under way for the busy week ahead at Royal Ascot. Richard is set to be represented in a number of key races on each day of the festival. Here's hoping that the winning streak continues.