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.