Richard Hannon's Lambourn yard is placed under the spotlight
Our gallops reporter has the latest news from Richard Hannon's stable
Last Updated: 08/10/13 2:11pm
PIPING ROCK has taken his recent Salisbury exertions in his stride and is ready to defend a two-race unbeaten record in the Autumn Stakes.
The Group Three prize was won by the likes of Guineas and Derby hero Nashwan in its days at Ascot and is often a pointer to the last-named contest.
Piping Rock coped with the testing conditions to defy a market drift at Salisbury and so the forecast rain later in the week should hold few perils for him.
He looked like poetry in motion in his latest breeze up the main all-weather strip.
ANJAAL is a progressive colt and could also attempt to complete a hat-trick of successes on Saturday.
His recent work has been of a high order, lending Hannon to surmise a shot at the Group One Dewhurst Stakes is a distinct possibility.
BROWN SUGAR was a game winner at Kempton last time and could tackle the Middle Park Stakes on the same glittering card.
Hannon fields newcomer POTENTATE in a Kempton maiden tomorrow and this fellow looks to know his job having shown plenty of promise on the all-weather.
BEAU NASH breezed stylishly ahead of a nursery assignment, also at Kempton, having been beaten in a photo at the same course last time.
MAGNUS MAXIMUS is an interesting runner at the Sunbury-On-Thames course on Thursday, as he hated the testing ground when finishing last but one at Salisbury.