Our gallops reporter watches Richard Hannon's Sandown team
Last Updated: 27/08/13 12:27pm
Coulsty (second from right): Heading for Kingman clash
Richard Hannon is ready to take on Kingman in Saturday's Solario Stakes at Sandown and his three potential protagonists for the contest each looked in rude health in their latest workouts at the trainer's Wiltshire complex.
COULSTY hunted-up stablemate Bunker in a Listed race at Deauville that looks rock-solid form and then ran a blinder in defeat under a big weight in a York nursery last week.
Judging by the way he's come out of that race he could be a player in Sandown's feature while PIPING ROCK and WASHAAR have also pleased Hannon.
Piping Rock, a son of Dubawi, created a lasting impression when scoring on his debut at Ascot and carried that on to the home gallops subsequently.
Washaar hasn't done a thing wrong in the silks of Sheikh Hamdan and was impressive in lifting a Listed prize at Ascot last time. He looked in good heart in his latest piece of faster work but also has the option of Salisbury on Friday night and could well go there.
Hannon will saddle at least one runner in the nursery on the Sandown card and can choose between CONSTANTINE and THE ALAMO.
Constantine, by Holy Roman Emperor, won decisively at Windsor while The Alamo is also pitching off a recent triumph. Both colts took the eye in their breeze up the strip.
PETHER'S MOON scored at Goodwood despite taking a keen grip and could re-emerge in the mile-and-a-quarter handicap. In the John Manley silks made popular by Dick Turpin and Trumpet Major he's a horse with a decent future.
Three-year-old fillies FORGIVE and ZURIGHA strode out willingly and could tackle the Atalanta Stakes while EMULATING has been running well and looked well in a spin ahead of the three-year-old handicap on the Sandown card.