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Sir Prancealot backed to claim Coventry crown

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By James Pugh
Racing Post

Sir Prancealot Sandown 31.5.12 Hannon took the Group 2 with Canford Cliffs (2009) and Strong Suit (2010) and Hills reported strong support for the impressive National Stakes scorer, while Paddy Power also cut Andrew Tinkler's juvenile to 7-2 (from 4).

He is due to be joined by stablemates Olympic Glory, Master Of War and The Taj and the trainer, writing on his website, said on Monday: "It was a toss of coin as to whether we ran Sir Prancealot here or waited for the Norfolk, but Andrew [Tinkler] was keen to go on the first day and that is fine by'me.

"Some people seem to think that he was a bit flattered by his National Stakes victory at Sandown but, believe'me, he is a serious horse.

"He has unbelievable speed but he is by Tamayuz, so we know that he is not just a whizz-bang sprinter and, while we don't know yet what effect the draw will have, two off the stands rail is not a bad place to be and will hopefully enable Hughesie [Richard Hughes] to get a good early position."

Sir Prancealot is being closely attended by the Jim Bolger-trained Dawn Approach in the betting and the son of New Approach is no bigger than 9-2.

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