Snow Lantern Set For Falmouth Stakes

Snow Lantern

Leading trainer Richard Hannon is looking for his star Snow Lantern to prove just how good she can be as she heads back to Newmarket looking for Group One glory in the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes.

Having been seen once as a juvenile last term finishing second in a smart event at Ascot, she bounced back for her first run of this season in a strong maiden over a mile and the extra furlong seemed to bring the best out of her.

Second favourite to Derab, who looks to be an exciting half brother to Enable, the filly went away from the boys in final stages to show how talented she was

The quick ground played to her strengths whilst also showing speed and stamina over her first try of a mile.

She was sent to York next time out in a Listed Fillies' Stakes and although running well could only finish third behind Primo Bacio.

Last time out she gave the best performance of her career when a good second behind Alcohol Free in the Group One Coronation Stakes and although she will need to reverse the form with the filly she is expected to improve again.

(Credit ATR) Hannon said: “We were disappointed on the day with Sky Lantern. I thought we should have been given the race but we weren’t, but we then beat Elusive Kate later in the season in the Sun Chariot Stakes.

“Snow Lantern hasn’t won a 1000 Guineas like her mum, but she is going there hopefully to win where her mother didn’t but should have, and it would be nice if she did just that.

“She is as fresh as a daisy. It would be nice if she could win the race as her mother deserved it. She is in good nick and is good enough to win a race like this.

“There is a score to be settled there and it would give us some sort of closure.”