Hannon’s Super Sprinters to dominate the valuable Weatherby’s Super Sprint at Newbury this afternoon

Richard Hannon’s impressive filly Tiggy Wiggy looks set to start favourite for the valuable £250,000 race at Newbury after finishing a narrow second in the Group Two Queen Mary at the Royal Meeting. The filly will be partnered by a confident Richard Hughes who believes her to be the best of the Hannon’s chances in the sprint. The first season trainer will send out a team of five which also includes L’Ectaq, Be Bold, Flyball and Parsley for the competitive twenty-five runner dash.

The dangers to a Hannon domination of the race would appear to come from Fahey and Ryan in the shape of Realta and Bond’s Girl (Fahey) and Fast Act (Ryan).

Earlier on the Newbury card race-goers will be treated to the reappearance of the Group One winning Al Kazeem in the listed Steventon Stakes (2.40). Arguably one of the best listed fields to be seen in years Charlton’s superstar will have to be near his best to beat the one-time Derby fancy Battle Of Marengo, ex-French Vancouverite and French raider Triple Threat.

AP McCoy has a hat full of chances at Market Rasen that could see him go past another amazing milestone.


Close second in a competitive Queen Mary at Royal Ascot, this Hannon flying machine has the class to land this very valuable prize. Her jockey is sweet on her chances and so will be many punters given connections ability with two-year-olds and record in these kind of races.


This top-weight would not look out of place in any Festival line up. Promising performances earlier this year suggests that the ability of a few seasons ago remains. At each way odds expect a bold show from Alan King’s hurdler.


Archer would have jumped to ride this Eclipse winner on his return from a short stud career. On faster ground the jockey would know that Al Kazeem would be his main chance.

Crockford’s Gambles on Saturday 19 July:

Newbury –  Al Kazeem (2.40), Heeraat (3.15), Tiggy Wiggy (3.50) and Number One London (5.00)

Curragh – Darwin (4.40), Dick Whittington (5.10) and Volume (Irish Oaks 5.45)

Newmarket – Llanarmon Lad and Fury e/w (1.50), Criteria (2.25), Baby Bush (3.40) and Chatez e/w (5.20)

Market Rasen – Clerk’s Choice e/w (2.20), Montbazon e/w (2.55) and It’s A Gimme (3.30)

Ripon – Khawaater (2.35) and Desert Snow (3.45)


(Featured Photograph – The Hannons by Stuart Rice)