G1-winning juvenile Olympic Glory (3c Choisir-Acidanthera, by Alzao) looked every bit as good at three when cruising home in the G3 Greenham Stakes at Newbury at Saturday.
The Choisir colt won last season’s G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at Longchamp and could return to the same course for the G1 French 2,000 Guineas.
Olympic Glory is owned by Sheikh Joaan Al Thani, like Thursday’s G3 Craven Stakes winner Toronado (3c High Chaparral-Wana Doo, by Grand Slam), who is set to go for the G1 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket.
“Olympic Glory is very idle and will never win a race by too far,” trainer Richard Hannon told racingpost.com. “We took him to Kempton and worked him but he is a hard horse to get right first time and is bound to improve. He will go for the French Guineas and is a high-class horse. He will be a much better horse going a mile and that run will take a bit of weight off him.”
Jockey Richard Hughes added: “He likes the cut in the ground, so France might be the better option. He’s lazy, and he’s lazy at home, and I gave him a couple of digs just to let him know he had a race. He needs another furlong really.”
Olympic Glory was bred by Denis McDonnell and was bought by agents Peter and Ross Doyle for £65,000 as a yearling at Doncaster.