Hanlon looks to Galway for Cyclone

Shark Hanlon is keen to have a crack at the Galway Plate with his smart chaser Hidden Cyclone.

Hanlon’s runner was a Grade Two and Grade Three winner over hurdles, and was successful in Grade Three company over fences at Naas in October.

He was highly tried after that in the Lexus and has not run since falling in the Red Mills Chase at Navan in February.

Hanlon said: “He is in great form and worked on Saturday. If they water the course well he will definitely be there.

“He’ll be entered in a couple of races there – there’s also a race for him on the Tuesday – but hopefully he will go for Plate.

“His mark doesn’t look too bad but he wouldn’t run if he was top-weight.”

Meanwhile Sacred Aspect regained the winning thread with an ultimately impressive performance in the Danehill Dancer Tipperary Stakes on Saturday.

Ken Condon’s juvenile had previously finished down the field in what might prove to have been a strong renewal of the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot won by Kiyoshi.

Condon said: “They went very quick up front and after a furlong she was off the bridle a bit. Ideally she wants seven.”

“We weren’t too disappointed by her run at Royal Ascot, she was drawn in one and it was the wrong place to be on the day.

“She is in the Silver Flash Stakes on Thursday but that will come too soon. She is also in the Debutante Stakes and the Moyglare but she may have a run before going for them.

“She may also have to improve to run in those races. She has size and scope and when they have that, they can improve.

“She changed ownership after she won her maiden and it was good that she stayed in the yard.”

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