Hannon pairing to lock horns at Newbury
Canford Cliffs is odds-on to make a winning start to his four-year-old career, with William Hill installing him as 10-11 favourite in the JLT Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.
The betting suggests stable companion and old adversary Dick Turpin rates the principle threat to the market leader, with Richard Hannon's additional representative priced at 7-2.
The Henry Cecil-trained Twice Over (13-2) drops back to a mile for the first time since when third in the race two years ago, whilst Roger Charlton's Cityscape and Ballydoyle entrant Jan Vermeer share 11-1.
William Hill's Lucy Rhodes said, ‘With stablemates Canford Cliffs and Dick Turpin set to renew rivalries this weekend, everything looks in place for the Lockinge to head back to Hannon for a second successive year'
JLT Lockinge Stakes: 10-11 Canford Cliffs, 7-2 Dick Turpin, 13-2 Twice Over, 11-1 Cityscape, Jan Vermeer, 12-1 Red Jazz, 20-1 Premio Loco, Worthadd, 33-1 Shakespearean, 40-1 Balthazaar's Gift, Beacon Lodge (EW 1/5 1,2,3)