Waving the flag for Dick Turpin

Mungrup Stud shuttler Dick Turpin (Ire) received a further boost to his burgeoning stud career when Receding Waves won again at Chepstow on Friday.

The Richard Hannon trained colt claimed a Redcar maiden last month and he stepped up a grade to land the Seat Capitol Newport Stakes (1000m) by a head from the favourite Adham (Dream Ahead).

“He had been working well at home and is a nice type,” Hannon said.  “He was the last of our yearlings to be sold but then so was Canford Cliffs and that may not be a bad thing.”

Team Hannon prepared Dick Turpin and Canford Cliffs and they clashed for the first time as three year-olds when Dick Turpin beat him a half-length in the G3 Greenham Stakes at Newbury.

Canford Cliffs squared the ledger when the stablemates filled another quinella in the G1 St James Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot and Dick Turpin followed up with a four-length victory in the G1 Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly.

Receding Waves (2c Dick Turpin – Welanga by Dansili) is raced by Michael Cohen & Michael Daffey after graduating from the 2014 Tattersalls October yearling sale.  There are several feature race options ahead starting with the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury this Saturday.

Hannon has also nominated the colt for rich sales-related races at Newmarket and Redcar in October.

Dick Turpin’s first southern yearlings sold to $105,000 at the 2015 Perth Magic Millions and Mungrup Stud will stand him for an unchanged fee of $8,800 (inc gst) this year.