Our gallops reporter heads to Lambourn to watch some of Richard Hannon's Champions Day team
By Gallops Reporter. Last Updated: October 15, 2013 1:16pm
Olympic Glory: Like a 'coiled spring' ahead of Ascot outing
Richard Hannon put some of his candidates for Champions' Day through their paces, the trainer having one eye on the workings of the weather before he finalises plans.
Definitely Ascot-bound is OLYMPIC GLORY, who looks a leading player in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.
With his ability to handle soft ground, the Prix Jacques le Marois runner-up comes right into his own in a race that is threatening to cut up.
He looked like the proverbial coiled spring in his latest breeze up the main all-weather.
TORONADO's chances of also contesting that Group One prize have diminished with every drop of rain which has fallen at Ascot.
With that situation unlikely to change, Toronado seems likely to have his attention turned to the Breeders' Cup Mile at Santa Anita.
SKY LANTERN may also miss out at the weekend which would result in the filly waiting for Hong Kong in December.
Nevertheless, she is in tremendous form and fairly bursting for a return to the track.
Hannon sent a posse of two-year-olds that are due to perform this week up various all-weathers.
PREVIOUS ACCLAIM moved menacingly ahead of a maiden at Kempton, while MISS BRAZIL did likewise in tandem with KINLOSS.
Lingfield-bound LA TINTA BAY also caught the eye.