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Dettori and Fallon snapped up

Richard Hannon has snapped up the services of Frankie Dettori and Kieren Fallon to ride for him in Saturday's QIPCO 2000 Guineas.

Shifting Power earned a tilt at the Classic with victory in the Free Handicap on the Rowley Mile a couple of weeks ago and will be ridden by Dettori, while Fallon's mount Night Of Thunder came home best of the rest behind Guineas favourite Kingman in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury.

Ryan Moore rode both horses in their trials, but with the jockey otherwise engaged and retained rider Richard Hughes siding with the yard's unbeaten Craven Stakes winner Toormore, Hannon has moved to book two of the weighing room's top men.

The Wiltshire handler told his website, www.richardhannonracing.co.uk: "As expected, Richard Hughes sticks with Toormore, but we are delighted to have secured two former champion jockeys for the other two.

"Kieren has already won the race four times and Frankie twice, so it would be folly to have two experienced world-class riders sitting in the stands.

"All three colts have completed their preparation and could not be in better shape, so all we need now is the rub of the green.

"Toormore and Shifting Power are unbeaten, and Night of Thunder's only defeat came at the hands of the red-hot Guineas favourite, so we have three solid horses going there at the top of their game."