G1 target for latest Zoffany winner

Ventura Storma (Zoffany) winning at Salisbury

Trainer Richard Hannon has his sights set on a G1 prize for Ventura Storm (2c Zoffany-Sarawati, by Haafhd) after the Zoffany colt overcame some lofty opposition to win a novices’ event at Salisbury on Thursday.

Middleham Park Racing’s colt, a 110,000gns breeze-up purchase bred by Laurence Kennedy, had won a Newmarket maiden on his previous outing. He went on to take this mile contest by two and a quarter lengths and looks destined for bigger things.

“Ventura Storm is a horse we like a lot but he is not in the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy, however that is not say he might end up in it. But his next outing is likely to be in the Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at Longchamp on Arc day,” Hannon said on racingpost.com

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