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Hannon is optimistic about Rosallion to win at Ascot
Rosallion. Source: racingfactors.com

Hannon is optimistic about Rosallion to win at Ascot

Richard Hannon is hopeful that the St James’s Palace Stakes at Ascot will provide Rosallion with an opportunity to avenge his defeat to Notable Speech in the 2000 Guineas. Despite winning the Irish equivalent at the Curragh, Rosallion still has ground to make up on Charlie Appleby’s runner.

Hannon believes that the round mile at Ascot will suit Rosallion better than Newmarket and that he has improved significantly since his first run of the season. With Notable Speech no longer holding a fitness advantage, Hannon is optimistic about Rosallion’s chances, especially with his impressive turn of foot.

While recognising the talent of Charlie Appleby’s horse, Hannon is confident in Rosallion’s abilities and hopes for a strong performance at Ascot. He sees Rosallion as a true miler and has no plans to step him up in a trip for now. A potential venture to the Breeders’ Cup is on the cards for Rosallion, depending on the owner’s preferences.

Despite finishing second in the Irish Guineas, Haatem is dropping in the distance for the Jersey Stakes and will be sporting new colours after being bought by Wathnan Racing. Hannon is excited about Haatem’s potential and believes he deserves a chance to shine. With tough competition in the St James’s Palace Stakes, Hannon sees Ascot as a crucial platform for success and hopes for a victory for Haatem.

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