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Olympic Glory Beaten By Trip

Wednesday, 28th May 2014

Richard Hannon believes the longer trip was to blame for Olympic Glory's (Choisir-Acidanthera, by Alzao) sub-par performance in Sunday's Gr1 Prix d'Ispahan at Longchamp, reports attheraces.com. The 4YO son of Choisir was shooting for his second Gr1 victory in little over a week following his impressive Lockinge Stakes success, but he finished a well-beaten fourth behind French star Cirrus Des Aigles. Commenting on richardhannonracing.co.uk, Hannon said: "Obviously, it was disappointing that Olympic Glory could not follow up his Lockinge win in France, but I don't go along with the theory that the race came too quick, nor that he does not like Longchamp." He added: "Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but maybe we were being too optimistic in thinking that he wanted more than a mile, because he did not finish his race, which is not like him. We'll freshen him up, and he could still go to Royal Ascot, but we will see how he bounces back at home."

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