RACING: Lantern lights up Newmarket
9:26am Monday 30th September 2013 in Sport
WILTSHIRE-TRAINED Sky Lantern could have another British date on her agenda after registering victory at Newmarket on Saturday.
The horse, trained by Everleigh handler Richard Hannon, notched up the fourth Group One success of her career in the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes, displaying her electric change of gear once again under Richard Hughes as she beat the lightly-raced Integral.
The race had been billed as a rematch with Elusive Kate after the pair locked horns in the Falmouth, but John Gosden's filly failed to fire on the quick ground leaving Sir Michael Stoute's Integral to tackle Sky Lantern before eventually going down by a length.
"Fillies like this don't come along very often and when they do you've got to make the most of them," said Hannon's son and assistant, Richard jnr.
"She's a very special filly being Hughesie's first Classic winner and we all love her.
"The owner lives in Hong Kong and that is where he wants to go. Whether we look at something like the QEII at Ascot as well, we'll have to see."
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