Richard Hannon’s colt won the same race at Newbury as his Mehmas did twelve months ago, the latter went on to finish second in the Coventry Stakes where Denaar is set to head
IMPRESSIVE Newbury winner Denaar is set to head to Royal Ascot.
Richard Hannon’s colt looked smart when taking his unbeaten record to two on Saturday over six furlongs.
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The two-year-old is already being compared to Hannon’s Mehmas, who won the same race at Newbury last year and went on to finish second in the Coventry Stakes at Ascot – the race where Denaar could head next.
“He’s a really nice horse. He’s very much like Mehmas last year – a very gutsy, game horse,” said Al Shaqab’s racing manager, Harry Herbert.
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“I think we’ll definitely head to Royal Ascot with him, all being well, and have a go. It was no problem for him over six.
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“He’s a very game horse and he’s one to enjoy in this first part of the season and we’ll go to the Royal meeting as long as he’s OK.”