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Richard Hannon | £1.5m prize money - You can take that to the bank!

The final day of the 2016 Flat Turf season is upon and we have a few heading up to Doncaster hoping to sign off with a winner before heading into hibernation for the winter.

Eight runners across Newmarket and Chelmsford will be flying the Hannon flag this Saturday and with the ground still on the good side it makes sense to get as many out as possible as usually the going is pretty soft at this time of year and we don’t have so many runners so we’re making the most of it!

It’s going to be a mammoth Saturday for the stable with 19 runners up and down the country and hopefully there will be plenty of winners among them! We’re at the end of the season now so as long as the horses are fit and well, it makes sense to give them one last run before they all get roughed off and head into winter hibernation.

As the season begins to reach its climax, this weekend is definitely our quietest of the campaign with just two runners representing the stable on Saturday where all of the attention will, quite rightly, focus on the Qipco British Champions Day.

My thoughts on our runners are outlined below:

Richard Hannon | Weekend Racing Preview

We're heading towards the end of the season so we don't have quite as many runners as usual because some are done for the year, but there are still plenty to go to war with and lots more winners waiting to happen. Our horsebox will be heading to York and Newmarket tomorrow and it's a case of quality over quantity. 

My thoughts on our runners are outlined below:

It’s a busy weekend on the racing front with big meetings at Ascot, Newmarket and Chantilly but based on our usual Saturday record, it’s relatively quiet for us with just 9 runners over the whole weekend and my thoughts on their chances are outlined below.

Richard Hannon | Mehmas Riding High | Saturday's Racing Picks

I was over the moon with LARCHMONT LAD in the Tattersalls Stakes yesterday and I really think he is a Guineas horse for sure. In fact, I wish I'd left him in the Prix Jean Luc Legardere at the Arc meeting in two weeks time. He showed real talent and tenacity to hold off a challenge from Whitecliffsofdover and it's clear we have a very talented horse on our hands.

Richard Hannon | Larchmont Lad to get his Colours at The Cambridgeshire?

The Cambridgeshire meeting kicks off tomorrow and it’s a fixture we’ve enjoyed plenty of success at down the years with the likes of ZURIGHA, TASHAAR, HAVANA GOLD, SIR PARKY SOLENT, TIGGY WIGGY and INDIAN INK all having won here so I’m hoping our runners this

Richard Hannon | Legendary Lunch to stuff our pockets?

I have plenty of runners up and down the country this Saturday including saddling the favourite for the Mill Reef so hopefully it will be a profitable meeting.

My thoughts on our runners are outlined below:

It's a relatively laid back Saturday for us with just eight runners up and down the country but that's not to say there won't be a winner or three among them!

It’s the start of a busy few days for the Hannon team with several taking their chance at Doncaster plus we have plenty of runners at Sandown later in the week.

Richard Hannon | Glance My Way for a winner?!

It’s the start of a busy week for us with runners at four tracks today plus Steel Of Madrid in Turkey and then we head to Doncaster for the St Leger meeting where I have two runners representing us in the big one as well as plenty of others taking their chance over the four days. 

It's another very busy weekend for us with 17 runners up and down the country on Saturday and a few on Sunday so there is a winner or three among them! 

We're busiest at Goodwood so I'll outline my thoughts on our contenders there and then focus on the rest.




Richard Hannon | Dourado worth his weight in gold?

It's been a pretty good week at York where we had limited runners but managed to grab a winner with STORMY CLOUDS who blitzed her rivals in the big Sales race yesterday and she is proving to be a real money spinner for us and I might run her in the other Sales race at Doncaster next month where she's only got 8st3lbs and I'd say she'd have a good chance there too!

The Ebor meeting at York is always a fixture I particularly look forward to and it's easy to understand why it's referred to as the Royal Ascot of the north. The racing is top class, the track is always in great nick and they have also injected a lot into the prize money which is always a good incentive for a trip up the A1!

Richard Hannon | Humphrey Bogart: “Here's looking at you, kid!”

It’s been a pretty good week for the stable with Pattern wins in France and England over the last seven days so we go into this weekend full of confidence.

Richard Hannon | Nations Alexander to conquer all?

There’s something for everyone this weekend with the Sweet Solera, where we have two runners, taking centre stage at Newmarket plus the Shergar Cup at Ascot.

10 runners will be flying the flag for us on Saturday and we have some good chances on the final day of Glorious Goodwood plus a few interesting ones at Doncaster and Newmarket.



There is no doubt that MEHMAS is my banker of the week at Glorious Goodwood and I've been looking forward to running him in the Richmond since his victory in the July Stakes at Newmarket earlier in the month and I'm very confident he will be hard to beat regardless of there being a

We had a moderate start to the opening day at the Qatar Goodwood Festival where we suffered a few hard luck storie