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Hannon secures first and second in Europe’s richest 2YO Race
1st October 2011Send this to a friend
Coupe De Ville wins £500,000 Tattersalls Millions 2YO Trophy
Coupe De Ville hits the lead ahead of Tell Dad and Mehdi
Richard Hannon, seeking to win his second consecutive trainers championship, significantly boosted his chances when saddling the first and second in Europe’s richest 2YO race, the £500,000 Tattersalls Millions 2YO Trophy. COUPE DE VILLE reversed the form with TELL DAD, winning by a length, with both horses having run previously in the £200,000 Tattersalls Millions 2YO Median Auction Trophy.
The trainer commented afterwards, “COUPE DE VILLE had a tough race, he got badly hampered but it just proves that if you buy the right horse, then you can win these races. That will be it for the season for Coupe De Ville, as his is an improving horse and I would like to save him for next year. TELL DAD was a good reserve in second.”
Hannon won a total of £387,500 in the race, having previously been almost £600,000 ahead before scooping today’s big prize pot.
Medhi, who won the first race in the series, the £100,000 Tattersalls Millions Median Auction Stakes, finished in third. All three horses cost under 100,000 guineas at last year’s Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1, with the winner, Coupe De Ville being knocked down for 82,000gns with Peter Doyle Bloodstock signing the docket.
Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, featuring the only yearlings eligible for next year’s series takes place from 5th – 7th October.