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The Curragh could be next for Rosallion (Ire) (Blue Point {Ire}) and Haatem (Ire) (Phoenix Of Spain {Ire}) after the Richard Hannon-trained colts finished second and third respectively behind Notable Speech (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) in the Qipco 2000 Guineas on Saturday. 

The Hannon stable last recorded victory in the Irish 2,000 Guineas when Canford Cliffs (Ire) ran out a hugely impressive scorer back in 2010.

“I’m immensely proud of both horses,” Hannon reflected. “They ran good races and we’ll have a lot of sport with them through the year.

He added, “The winner is an extremely good horse, I never want to see him again, but we might take him on at Ascot around a bend and it might be a different story. I think on the way, they’ll both go to Ireland. That’s the plan.”

Hannon headed into Saturday’s race with supreme confidence behind Rosallion, who has always been held in high regard and ended his two-year-old season by securing Group 1 honours on Arc day in France.

He was seen as Britain’s best hope of denying the much-vaunted City Of Troy (Justify), while Haatem emerged on the Guineas scene when striking over course and distance in the Craven S. last month, with both living up to their hype in the opening Classic of the season.

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