Hannon duo dominate Lodge field
Toronado a Newmarket possible
Last Updated: September 24, 2012 2:00pm
Toronado: Royal Lodge hopeful
Richard Hannon holds a strong hand in the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday with the unbeaten Toronado and Havana Gold still engaged.
Toronado won the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster last time out while Havana Gold, who unseated Ryan Moore in France, has won all his other three starts.
Khalid Abdullah sponsors the race through his Juddmonte Farms operation but both his Ashdan and Dundonnell have been taken out of the race leaving John Gosden's Excess Knowledge as his only interest.
Jeremy Noseda's Fantastic Moon is another unbeaten possible while Sir Henry Cecil could run Al Waab.
Aidan O'Brien has four remaining entries. Afonso de Sousa, Eye Of The Storm, Lines Of Battle and The Ferryman.
Mark Johnston's Steeler and Jim Bolger's impressive Gowran winner Trading Leather are also among a classy set of juveniles.