Olympic gold for Choisir

Olympic Glory (2c Choisir-Acidanthera, by Alzao) justified 6/4 favouritism to enjoy a polished success under Richard Hughes in the G2 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday.

The Choisir colt, who was previously runner-up in the G2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot, provided Hughes and trainer Richard Hannon with their fourth success in the Newmarket seven-furlong contest.

Hannon’s son and assistant Richard junior said: “He did it well and has bounced back from Ascot, which a lot of them don’t. He put the race to bed and then got tired and he got the seven furlongs – just!

“The G1 Dewhurst Stakes might be the race for him and I would say it was a pretty hot Coventry as the form is working out well.”

Hughes added: “I had a good day at Newbury yesterday and the horses are starting to roll. I am not sure about this ground for most of ours but, with Choisir being such a good stallion, they nearly go in anything.

“He has a great attitude. He missed a few days and he probably blew up in the last 100 yards – he had a bit of a drop in his foot earlier in the week but he came good in the last three days, so we were lucky.”

Olympic Glory was bred by Denis McDonnell and is a £65,000 graduate of Doncaster’s Premier Yearling Sale.

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