Another win for Hannon at Newbury

Richard Hannon passed 100 winners for the season yet again as Coupe de Ville maintained the champion trainer's stranglehold on the Trailfinders Conditions Stakes at Newbury this afternoon.

Richard Hannon passed 100 winners for the season yet again as Coupe de Ville maintained the champion trainer's stranglehold on the Trailfinders Conditions Stakes at Newbury this afternoon.

Hannon has taken the seven-furlong event for the last two years with Measuring Time and Sir Parky but 5-4 favourite Coupe de Ville had to really scrap it out.

The Newmarket maiden winner cruised into contention under Richard Hughes but was pushed all the way to the line by Leqqaa, and there was a short-head between them in the end.

"It's always nice to get past 100," said Hannon.

"He's a tough little horse. He was still a bit green but he pulled out more in the end. I don't know where we'll go with him - he's quite a narrow horse and Goodwood might come a bit quickly."

Deacon Blues graduated to Group Three level with a stylish victory under Frankie Dettori in the Shadwell Stakes.

The progressive sprinter was part of a thrilling Royal Ascot afternoon for James Fanshawe, when he added the Wokingham to Society Rock's triumph in the Golden Jubilee Stakes.

That performance made him the 5-2 favourite for this heat and he defeated last year's Betfred Sprint Cup winner Markab hands-down by two and three-quarter lengths.

"A bit of cut in the ground really helps him," said Fanshawe.

"He was stepping up from a big handicap to a Group race so you never know, but after today he could go for anything.

"I was a bit worried today might be too quick after Ascot so he won't go to Goodwood. He has an entry in the Sprint Cup though."

Totesport cut him from 25-1 to 10s for the Haydock Group One.

Heavenly Dawn is starting to show some of the hallmarks of her esteemed siblings and she was a worthy winner of the Aon EBF "Aqlaam" Fillies' Stakes.

A Cheveley Park Stud-bred full-sister to the very smart mares Heaven Sent and Megahertz, the tall chestnut has been a slow developer and was having just her fifth start at the age of four.

Silvestre de Sousa had poached a useful lead aboard Watneya but Ryan Moore and 6-5 favourite Heavenly Dawn began to gradually wear them down and eventually drew four lengths clear.

Cheveley Park's John Marsh said: "She's a big filly, well over 16 hands, and she took a long time to come to hand. Sir Michael Stoute has given her all the time she needed.

"She's much bigger than Heaven Sent and fingers crossed she will keep improving."

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