The Champion Three Year Old last year, Olympic Glory ended his season with a strong runaway victory in the GI Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on British Champions' Day, before failing to deliver his true best on firm ground when fading behind Wise Dan in the GI Breeders' Cup Mile.
However, on a firmer surface today Olympic Glory bounced back with a performance of exceptional magnitude to regain the Lockinge Stakes stranglehold for the base of Richard Hannon
, after just one year of absence from the Hannon trophy cabinet.
Hannon's father had used the GI Lockinge Stakes as the ideal starting point for Canford Cliffs two years ago before he ran on to defeat Goldikova in the GI Queen Anne Stakes, a path Paco Boy also took on his route to Royal Ascot, and Olympic Glory could bid to follow that illustrious path too.
Ground provisions, in the opinion of his trainer, is a myth for the horse, who has performed creditably in the past, most notably behind Dawn Approach in the GII Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot two years ago, and everything looks set for Olympic Glory to be considered for the QI Queen Anne Stakes in just under a month, despite his stablemate Toronado also being considered for the race.