Sport Horse Racing

Thursday 22 February 2018

Libranno record on the line

Richard Hannon's speedy juvenile Libranno puts his unbeaten record on the line in the Darley Prix Morny at Deauville today.

After a 25/1 debut success at Newmarket, the youngster has gone on to prove that was no fluke with victories in the July Stakes at Newmarket and in Goodwood's Richmond Stakes. He tackles Group One company this weekend and is likely to bounce out in a bid to make all under Richard Hughes.

"It could be Libranno's first time on soft ground, although we are told that the going is drying out fast and that it won't be far off good come Sunday," said Hannon.

"All his three wins have come on good or faster ground, so we will have to see how he copes with a bit of cut if they have got the forecast wrong. Libranno deserves a crack at the big one, having won a pair of Group Twos in the July Stakes and the Richmond at Goodwood.

Sunday Independent

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