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Hannon's colt is hotly Anticipated
6:00am Saturday 5th October 2013 in Sport
RICHARD Hannon’s charges head to the £150,000 totepool Two-Year-Old Trophy at Redcar today relying upon Anticipated, who emerges as the top runner on the ratings with a mark of 106.
The Whipper colt won his first two outings, was placed at Royal Ascot, and finished a narrow second in the Molecomb Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.
He has subsequently been well beaten in the Prix Morny and Mill Reef Stakes, but Hannon is hoping his superior form can help Anticipated make his mark.
Hannon said: "Anticipated goes for the big bucks in the totepool Trophy at Redcar.
"He has been flying in the fast lane, running in Group races, and he comes out near the top here on ratings, so, hopefully, he'll be in the money. Kieran O'Neill rides."
Meanwhile, at Ascot, Hannon representatives in good juvenile heats can never be ignored so Outer Space merits close inspection in the BMW Cornwallis Stakes.
The Acclamation colt looked quite smart when a smooth winner on his debut at Doncaster, despite being fairly easy to back.
He does not hold any fancy entries beyond this and has not been the subject of much talk, but could still be a useful prospect and Ryan Moore rides.
Elsewhere, Al Kazeem is overpriced in a terrific renewal of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp.
He must be a forgotten horse as far as the bookmakers are concerned, as it was not that long ago the Roger Charlton-trained five-year-old was at the head of the market.
A couple of recent reverses account for that, but he has hardly been disgraced and promises to improve by some distance faced with a mile and a half and cut in the ground.
Three Group One wins on the bounce over 10 furlongs on ground mostly not to his liking is, in its own right, better than most can offer in this field, and he lost very little in defeat when chasing home The Fugue in the Irish Champion Stakes.
He is crying out for this trip now and it is worth remembering the Arc was flagged up by Charlton as his ultimate aim back in the summer.
James Doyle rides him to perfection and, at the prices, he is a cracking each-way bet at the very least - even in spite of his wide draw.
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