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Snow Lantern on Falmouth mission

Snow Lantern on Falmouth mission

Richard Hannon will seek some Newmarket “closure” as Snow Lantern goes for gold in the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes on Friday.

The Frankel filly is a daughter of Sky Lantern, who finished a neck second in the Group One contest for Hannon’s father, Richard senior, in 2013 after a dramatic battle during the closing stages that saw Elusive Kate hold on to victory following a stewards’ inquiry.

Hannon believes Sky Lantern should have been awarded the race, but he will be looking to Snow Lantern to right the wrong and continue her rapid upward trajectory this term.

Snow Lantern raced just once as a juvenile – but has made significant strides in 2021, winning a Newbury maiden before disappointing slightly at York and bouncing back with a fine second to Alcohol Free in the Coronation Stakes on her Group One debut.

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.

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

Sky Lantern retired as a four-times Group One winner, including her 2013 Classic success, and while Snow Lantern has plenty to do to match her achievements, Hannon thinks she could rise to the challenge.

He added: “She has got a smaller profile than her mother at the moment, but she is just coming good. She is a Frankel out of a Guineas winner. She really is the image of her mother. I’ve never known one so similar.

“She is quite a butch filly and thick-set. The revs are a bit higher than her mother because she is a Frankel, but she could easily be as good as her mum.”

Lusail is also due to strut his stuff at Newmarket this week, with Hannon favouring Thursday’s Group Two Tattersalls July Stakes for the son of Mehmas.

He won over seven at the track last month – but Hannon thinks coming back in trip could be the best course.

He said: “I think he might be a six-furlong horse, but we don’t know whether to go for the July Stakes or the Superlative Stakes.

“We will work him at home first and go from there. He is still not there in his coat, but he has been like that all his life.

“He won well at York, then I don’t know what went wrong at Pontefract but it did. He is going to go to Newmarket for one of the two, but at the minute I’m thinking of the July Stakes.”

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Falmouth is a perfect place for weekend away – not just for the likes of Boris and Biden

Falmouth is a town that’s got it all, from beautiful beaches, and a picturesque high street, to an impressive array of restaurants, pubs, and bars, as well as sea views on almost every corner, which makes it a great location if you’re short on time, according to our sister site 2Chill.

This is how we would suggest passing a long weekend in Falmouth.


As a seaside town, you won’t be short of places to book into. If you’re looking to splash out, there are luxurious hotels such as St Michael’s Hotel & Spa and the Royal Duchy on the sea front, Merchant’s Manor, which is about a 10-minute walk from the beaches and Greenbank (www.greenbank-hotel.co.uk) with views across the estuary. There’s also an endless list of guesthouse and self-catering options for all budgets, as well as Trewen campsite, which is in nearby Budock Water.

Once you’ve unpacked, stretch your legs with a walk around Falmouth’s headland that stretches from the Trago’s end of town (Trago Mills is a store filled with bargains that’s something of an institution) to the beaches on Cliff Road.

Falmouth is a perfect place for weekend away – not just for the likes of Boris and Biden

Along the way, enjoy the bustle of the docks (Falmouth is the third largest natural harbour in the world) and grab an ice cream at the headland car park with its panoramic sea views before popping into Pendennis Castle, a fortress that still stands proudly almost 500 years after it was built by Henry VIII.

If it’s been a long day of travel, grab a drink and something to eat at Gylly Café which sits at the top of Gyllyngvase Beach and provides the perfect backdrop to toast your first night.


If the sun is shining, you’ll no doubt want to head back to the beach. Falmouth has three, Castle, Gyllyngvase, below, of course, with the pretty Queen Mary Gardens just behind it, and tennis courts if you’re feeling particularly energetic, and Swanpool, which is a picturesque 10-15-minute walk along from Gylly.

Falmouth is a perfect place for weekend away – not just for the likes of Boris and Biden

All three beaches have cafes, and are so close to each other you could just make a day of it and beach-hop your way along. If you fancy a longer walk, you can also head to Maenporth, another stunning spot about half an hour walk from Swanpool, where you’ll also find Michael Caines’ beachside eatery The Cove. The water’s calmer here than much of the north coast, so it’s a popular area to paddleboard and kayak, and you’ll find plenty of places to hire equipment.

If you want a break from the beach, or the sun disappears, then head to the National Maritime Museum to find out about our seafaring heritage, or the family-friendly Pitch and Putt at Goldenbank or Ships and Castle Leisure Centre near Pendennis Castle. For a low-key meal, buy some fish and chips from Harbour Lights and eat them while sitting on the quay before grabbing a drink at the historic Chain Locker with views of the estuary.

For something a little more formal, book at a table at Cribbs for Caribbean flavours, or The Shack which serves incredible seafood platters. For late-night drinks, there’s The Brig for rum infused cocktails and Toast, which often hosts comedy nights and live music events.

Falmouth is a perfect place for weekend away – not just for the likes of Boris and Biden


After a lazy lie-in, take some time to explore the town. If you begin at the Killigrew Street end, you can grab some pasties at Choak’s. A firm favourite with the locals, they’ve been using the same recipe for more than 60 years, and it makes a tasty brunch or lunch on the go.

Falmouth is a perfect place for weekend away – not just for the likes of Boris and Biden

If you feel the need to burn it off, you can always tackle the steep steps known as Jacob’s Ladder just off the main piazza. From this end of town, you can also book one of the ferry trips that depart from the Prince of Wales Pier to St Mawes and Flushing.

Afterwards, enjoy an amble along the main cobblestone street that winds its way through Falmouth town centre where you’ll find some of the usual high street names alongside small galleries, boutique stores and surf shops.

For your final evening, try The Boathouse a laid-back, award-winning pub that sits at the top of the high street, and the nearby Star & Garter, a Georgian Townhouse with beautiful vistas. Both provide delicious meals in an incredible setting and would mark a memorable end to your weekend.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Travel Feed