RACING: Hannon duo primed for Glorious Goodwood
LAST week's impressive Newmarket winners Estidhkaar and Ivawood, trained by Wiltshire's Richard Hannon, are still in contention for outings at Glorious Goodwood.
The pair lead the way among Collingbourne Ducis trainer Hannon's two-year-olds, with Ivawood maintaining his unbeaten record when making nearly all the running in the Portland Place Properties July Stakes last Thursday.
There was even better to come from Estidhkaar in Saturday's 666Bet Superlative Stakes when he followed up a Newbury maiden success when coming four and a half lengths clear of Aktabantay.
Group Two Railway Stakes winner Kool Kompany and Coventry Stakes seventh Dr No are others in contention for the Qipco Richmond Stakes at a meeting the stable has dominated in recent years.
Hannon's father, Richard snr, said: "Ivawood's got gears, he can quicken and we thought he'd win first-time-out. Then he jumped up and won a Group Two, so he's obviously a very good horse.
"He could go for the Richmond, although I don't know what the plan is.
"Estikhaar looked very good too, he could go for the Vintage Stakes, but everything has got to be discussed with Angus Gold (Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum's racing manager).
"Kool Kompany will run in the Richmond, so will Dr No, and (Sandown Listed race winner) Beacon will run in the Molecomb."
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