Hannon Discusses End Of Season Targets For Unlucky St Leger Meeting Runners

Richard Hannon

Richard Hannon has talked through the end of season plan for his stable stars Mojo Star, Armor and Lusail, with the talented horses set to be seen in group company again before and have big chances of going close.

Starting with Mojo Star the three year old has been a flag bearer in the big Group One staying events for the yard finishing second in the Epsom Derby and latest in the St Leger at Doncaster.

Also being seen in the Irish Derby and not getting the run of the race, Hannon believes that the colt has the potential to land a big race before the end of the season with the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Qipco Champion Stakes and the British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot on Champions Day all options.

(Credit ATR) Hannon said: “He’s come out of the race fine and he’ll probably run again (this year).

“I haven’t discussed it yet with the owner. He (Mojo Star) has had a couple of days off out in the pen, so we’ll see.

“He has loads of options. He’s entered in races abroad and here – he’s in the two-mile race on Champions Day.

“It’s all about next year, but he will have one more run this year.”

Hannon's other stars this season have been Lusail and Armor in the sprinting divisions, with the duo being luckless at Doncaster's St Leger meeting but still have a superb season and they are both primed for big events.

The pair could now meet in the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday week, with Hannon explaining both of their runs in the Champagne Stakes and Flying Childers.

"Armor ran a terrific race, and Lusail just doesn’t act on that ground – he was just wheel-spinning the whole way,” Hannon added.

“I thought Armor had the Flying Childers won, so I was gutted to get beat. He just got nailed on the line, but that’s how it goes.

“Both of them might have a go in the Middle Park. It just depends on ground.”