Talking Horses: Eye-catching Gubbass looks a good bet in Super Sprint

By: Greg Wood Saturday 17 July 2021

More than just stable form makes Richard Hannon Jr’s ride look an interesting runner in a race his father helped devise

Richard Hannon Sr helped to devise the concept of Saturday’s Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury, in which runners get a weight based on their purchase price at auction with a 1lb allowance for every £5,000 below the £63,000 maximum.

The canny former champion went on to win it seven times and Richard Hannon Jr has landed three of the last seven, but it is more than just stable form which makes Gubbass (3.40) an interesting runner for this year’s renewal at around 11-2.

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Market Rasen: 1.00 Dal Horrisgle. 1.30 Al Kherb, 2.05 Hang In There (nb), 2.40 Darling Maltaix, 3.10 Breaking Waves, 3.50 Saint De Reve, 4.22 Valseur Du Granval

Newbury: 1.15 Mystery Monarch, 1.50 Real World (nap), 2.25 Scaramanga, 3.00 Diligent Harry, 3.40 Gubbass, 4.10 Declared Interest, 4.45 Princess Nadia, 5.20 Foxtrot Sizzler

Newmarket: 1.40
 Value Theory, 2.15 World Of Windhover, 2.55 Beat Le Bon, 3.30 Golden Pass, 4.05 Prince Imperial, 4.40 Sweet Enough
5.15 Corvair

Cartmel: 1.55
 Bellaney Gem, 2.30 Iolani, 3.05 Native Fighter, 3.45 My Renaissance, 4.15 Authorizo, 4.50 Breaking The Ice, 5.25 Sarvi

Ripon: 2.45 Hollow Steel, 3.20 So Smart, 3.55 Sameem, 4.30 Harlem Soul, 5.05 Copper And Five, 5.40 Chase The Dollar, 6.10 Burscough

Doncaster: 6.00 Form Of Praise, 6.35 Moon Island, 7.05 Gifted Ruler, 7.35 Aerion Power, 8.05 Squelch, 8.35 Passional

Haydock Park: 6.20 Glen Esk, 6.50 Boudica Bay, 7.20 Get It, 7.50 Albahr, 8.20 Mobadra, 8.50 Under Fox

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