Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes
Group 1, Newmarket 15:35
£200,000 added,
Fillies 3yo plus,
1m, Class 1   
Friday 9th July 2021

1 Snow Lantern 6/1
2 Mother Earth 5/1
3 Alcohol Free 5/2F
13 ran Distances: ½l, nk, nk
Time: 1m 35.93s (fast by 1.57s)

Snow Lantern came out on top in a breathtaking finish to the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes.

At the furlong pole Coroantion Stakes heroine Alcohol Free and QIPCO 1000 Guineas winner Mother Earth were duelling for supremacy up front - but the chasing pack were trying to close.

It was the winner, who's dam Sky Lantern finished second in this race, who got to them - and decisively - hitting the line hard to score by half-a-length.

Mother Earth got the better of the duel to take second but in behind Lady Bowthorpe in fourth and fifth home Premio Baco were flying late after meeting with trouble in running.

Trainers Quotes

“She’s shown how good she is and what she’s capable of,” said Hannon.

“I always felt this filly was not good, but extremely good. Sky Lantern was by Red Clubs and she was exceptional. This filly, I think is exceptional and she has that pedigree, too – being by Frankel out of a Classic-winning mare.

“After what happened at York, I was sort of out on a limb thinking ‘she needs to do something or you look a bit of a plonker’!

“I think she showed that at Royal Ascot on ground that probably doesn’t suit her, and then she had to come here for what I thought was a very strong race – all the nice fillies were there.”

Mathematician Betting

Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes
(British Champions Series) (Fillies' Group 1)
£200,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m, Class 1
13 ran
Going: Good to Firm

1 (13)   Snow Lantern 3 8-12 Richard Hannon Sean Levey 6/1
2 (8)
½ Mother Earth 3 8-12 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 5/1
3 (9)
nk Alcohol Free 3 8-12 Andrew Balding Oisin Murphy 5/2F
4 (7)
nk Lady Bowthorpe 5 9-7 William Jarvis Kieran Shoemark 11/1
5 (12)
½ Primo Bacio 3 8-12 Ed Walker Andrea Atzeni 9/1
6 (6)
¾ Just Beautiful 3 8-12 Ivan Furtado Joey Haynes 40/1
7 (11)
¾ Pretty Gorgeous 3 8-12 Joseph O'Brien Shane Crosse 12/1
8 (1)
Lavender's Blue 5 9-7 Amanda Perrett Jim Crowley 40/1
9 (4)
Indie Angel 4 9-7 John & Thady Gosden Frankie Dettori 16/1
10 (5)
Queen Power 5 9-7 Sir Michael Stoute Silvestre De Sousa 11/1
11 (2)
nse Saffron Beach 3 8-12 Jane Chapple-Hyam David Egan 14/1
12 (3)
8 Illykato 3 8-12 Mick Channon Ben Curtis 200/1
13 (10)
nse Champers Elysees 4 9-7 J P Murtagh Ben Coen 14/1