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NEWMARKET JULY FESTIVAL DAY 2 REPORT | Snow Lantern shines in the Falmouth Stakes

Richard Hannon’s filly turned on the turbo jets to snatch victory in the Group 1 contest at Newmarket

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Snow Lantern produced a top-draw performance on the second day of the July Festival, as the filly snatched victory on the line in the Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket.

The three-year-old looked trapped in the pack with two furlongs remaining, but she was gifted an opening when her rivals began to spread across the track.

watch: snow lantern wins the Falmouth stakes at Newmarket [credit: racing tv]

She looked destined to finish in the places, but she produced a wicked turn of foot late on as she powered down the straight in the final stages.

The filly snatched victory in the final strides, landing a first Group 1 victory by half a length.

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Richard Hannon saw ‘eight years of hurt ended’ when Snow Lantern won the Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket

Mother Earth ran a cracker once again to finish second for Aidan O’Brien, while market favourite Alcohol Free claimed third.

Sandrine followed up her Albany Stakes success with another Group scalp, as the filly produced a smart performance in the Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes.

Andrew Balding’s rising star had not tackled faster ground up until this point but she took to the surface with ease.

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Sandrine claimed success at Newmarket for Andrew Balding

The daughter of Bobby’s Kitten was held up at the back of the pack for most of the contest and was pushed on by David Probert to make a challenge at three furlongs out.

She made smooth headway, picking off her rivals one by one and took the lead with less than two furlongs left to go.

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The two-year-old kept on well to claim success by length and three quarters.

The well-backed Desert Dreamer ran well to take second for Stuart Williams, while Ralph Beckett’s Hello You finished in third.

Live Your Dream has made rapid progress this season for Saeed bin Suroor and he produced another big performance in the bet365 Trophy.

TA6TCN Saeed bin Suroor, trainer

The gelding pushed into the lead into the final furlong and charged readily towards the line, winning by three-quarters of a length.

Global Storm claimed second, while Amtiyaz and Arthurian Fable finished third and fourth.

Noble Truth justified favouritism in the 7f Maiden Stakes for Charlie Appleby, while William Haggas’ Dubai Honor kept on strongly in the final stages to win by a head in the 1m2f Handicap.

George Baker’s La Maquina landed the 7f Handicap to give jockey Oisin Murphy a double on the card and Twilight Calls claimed the 5f Handicap for Henry Candy.

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