Richard Hannon Smashes Newbury Card With 4,458/1 Five Timer

Richard Hannon

Richard Hannon had a superb time of things yesterday at Newbury when he landed five winners on the eight race card and if they were put in an accumulator they would have produced odds of 4,458/1.

The second race bought the trainers first winner of the day under a superb ride by Sean Levey with Chatham House seeing off the rest of the field in good style in the Class 4 Handicap over seven furlongs.

It was a quick-fire double for the Wiltshire based trainer when evens favourite Sesame Birah backed up his potential from his last run in Group 3 over in France and came back to a novice race and travelled like the best horse in the race to land the spoils for Middleham Park Racing.

The three timer came up in the next race in another Novice Median Auction contest and James Doyle gave the two year old D Day a brilliant finishing ride to see the 11/2 shout come home strongly.

The feature race of the Newbury card on Tuesday was the Class 3 Handicap over a mile and Qaysar for the trainer landed his fourth winner of the afternoon at 6/1.

This also bought up a three timer for James Doyle who is having a great times of things of late and if you were on he James Doyle treble it came out as odds of 340/1.

The final winner of the day for Hannon jnr didn't come until the final race of he day with Ritchie Valens with the third different winning jockey for the trainer on the day with Oisin Murphy taking the spoils.

This was a significant winner for the handler not just because it bought up the five timer but because it saw Hannon pick up his 100th winner of the season.

(Credit Racing Post) He said: "It’s been a lovely day and I'm very pleased. They all ran well all day and it’s great to have the 100th winner."It’s a first five-timer, at one track at least. It’s unbelievable, some days you have some good chances and it goes right but a lot of days it doesn’t. It’s great to have this at my local track too."

Richard Hannon's winners

Chatham House (Sean Levey)
Sesame Birah (Silvestre de Sousa)
D Day (James Doyle)
Qaysar (James Doyle)
Ritchie Valens (Oisin Murphy)