Richard Hannon Stable Tour

Richard Hannon sends a very strong team to Royal Ascot which is spearheaded by 1,000 Guineas winner Billesdon Brook who has an excellent chance in the Coronation Stakes following the exploits of the second placed Laurens who franked the form in no uncertain terms in France on Sunday.

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Richard Hannon had the pleasurable experience of saddling Barney Roy to victory in the Group 1 St James’s Palace Stakes 12 months ago and has a likely candidate for the Group 1 Coronation Stakes in Billesdon Brook this time around.

The Champs Elysees filly probably didn’t gain the recognition she deserved when landing the Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket in May but there was no fluke about her length and three quarter length victory from Laurens and that filly boosted the form when landing the Group 1 Saint-Alary next time, and the following up in the Group 1 Prix de Diane Longines on Sunday.

Hannon has been keeping Billesdon Bess under wraps for the meeting and has another live contender in Tajaanus in the Sandringham Stakes as well as several others that he hopes can come through with glowing colours.

Richard kindly spoke to Tony Elves of attheraces.com about his Royal Ascot hopes and some of his other top prospects for the season.

Richard Hannon Stable Tour
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