Weatherbys Super Sprint
BETDAQ
Newbury 15:40
£200,000 added,
2yo only,
5f 34y, Class 2    
Saturday 17th July 2021

1 Gubbass 4/1
2 Symphony Perfect 22/1
3 Delmona 16/1
4 Guilded 33/1
22 ran Distances: ½l, hd, nk
Time: 1m 0.54s (slow by 1.14s)

Richard Hannon saddled his fourth winner of the race when the well-backed Gubbass landed the 2021 renewal. 

He still has some way to go to catch his father who won the race seven times but his runner here showed tremendous resolution on only his second career start to get the better of Symphony Perfect and Delmona in a driving finish.

Leading fancies Vintage Clarets and Chipotle raced in the stands' side group but didn't figure in the finish, the latter meeting with trouble in running.

“We’ve always liked him a lot, we didn’t go to Ascot because he was growing – but he’s a very good horse,” said Hannon.

“He’s by a sire (Mehmas) who is getting very good horses, but my worry today was lack of experience and halfway through I thought he was going to finish eighth. But his class pulled him through. The filly ran well in second, too.

“He’ll probably go to the Richmond at Goodwood now, I’ve put him in the Gimcrack as well.

“He just wasn’t right before Ascot and was working moderately, there was no point going to Ascot if he wasn’t working very well and this race came at the right time in terms of Goodwood.

“He’s a very good two-year-old, no question, only time will tell if he’s more than that. He will probably get further, as the further he went the better he was going.”

Hannon, who won the Group One Falmouth Stakes recently, added: “It’s been a good few weeks, but days like today are vital for everyone.

“Races like this, for the smaller owner, it is their day and it’s very important they have their day. There’s room for everyone.”

Weatherbys Super Sprint
£200,000 added, 2yo only, 5f 34y, Class 2
22 ran
Going: Good to Firm

POS. (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (15)    Gubbass 2 8-10 Richard Hannon Sean Levey 4/1
2 (14)
½ Symphony Perfect 2 8-6 Richard Hannon Ben Curtis 22/1
3 (18)
hd Delmona 2 8-9 Tom Dascombe Jane Elliott 16/1
4 (2)
nk Guilded 2 8-3 K R Burke David Egan 33/1
5 (5)
nk Adnaan 2 8-10 Patrick Owens Louis Steward 100/1
6 (22)
¾ Vintage Clarets 2 8-9 Richard Fahey Paul Hanagan 3/1
7 (6)
nk Adaay In Asia 2 8-2 Harry Dunlop Silvestre De Sousa 33/1
8 (10)
½ Latin Lover 2 8-9 Harry Eustace George Wood 150/1
9 (20)
nk Chipotle 2 8-12 Eve Johnson Houghton David Probert 15/8F
10 (3)
nk Showtime Mahomes 2 8-7 Grant Tuer Sam James 28/1
11 (9)
shd Rosa Mystica 2 8-5 Richard Hughes George Rooke 150/1
12 (1)
½ Desert 2 8-5 Richard Hannon Marco Ghiani 80/1
13 (11)
½ Income 2 8-7 Richard Hughes Jamie Spencer 25/1
14 (13)
½ Sienna Bonnie 2 8-1 Jonathan Portman Hollie Doyle 14/1
15 (7) ¾ Raging 2 9-3 Richard Hannon William Buick 66/1
16 (8)
hd Zoltan Star 2 9-2 Richard Hannon Tom Marquand 80/1
17 (17)
1 Amazonian Dream 2 8-12 Rod Millman Oisin Murphy 28/1
18 (19)
¾ Mytilda 2 8-7 Phillip Makin Joey Haynes 250/1
19 (4)
El Maga 2 8-3 Phillip Makin Martin Dwyer 50/1
20 (16)
2 Russellinthebushes 2 8-5 1 David Evans Darragh Keenan 100/1
21 (21)
Prince Kendeux 2 8-8 Tom Dascombe Richard Kingscote 200/1
22 (12)
Banner Moonshine 2 8-5 Richard Hannon Sam Hitchcott 125/1