Hannon camp mull weekend options

McConnell to choose between Adonis or home turf

  • Wednesday 20 February
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John McConnell’s promising juvenile hurdler Hannon will run this weekend – but where that will be is still undecided.

A winner at Musselburgh on New Year’s Day, Hannon had been an intended runner back at the Edinburgh track for their Cheltenham Trials meeting which was lost first to frost and then the equine flu outbreak.

He holds an entry in the 888Sport Adonis Juvenile Hurdle at Kempton, but could stay closer to home in Ireland.

“I’m not sure if he’s going to Kempton yet,” said McConnell.

“He’s also in a Grade Three at Fairyhouse on Saturday and he has options at Naas on Sunday, so it’s all up in the air. He wouldn’t want too much rain anywhere.

“We had wanted to go to Musselburgh, but that got scuppered. There was nothing we could do about it.

“He’s in the Fred Winter (at the Cheltenham Festival) and he has to run this weekend to qualify, so we’ll wait and see what the fields are like.”

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