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RACING: Sky lights up the Curragh
11:33am Monday 10th September 2012 in Sport
RICHARD Hannon's supplementary entry Sky Lantern was the star of Sunday's show at the Curragh, running out a comfortable winner of the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes.
The 7-1 shot pulled away from her rivals in a matter of strides under Richard Hughes to earn a possible trip to Santa Anita for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies' Turf.
Everleigh-based trainer Hannon's son and assistant, Richard Hannon jnr, said: "She's a good filly.
"She now gets an entry into the Breeders' Cup and that is certainly an option, but the owner is unfortunately in Hong Kong so we can't discuss plans right now.
"She'll stay a mile and she can be a Guineas filly next year. She's one to look forward to."
Havana Gold staked a claim for the Racing Post Trophy with a pleasing victory in Saturday's Betfred "Still Treble Odds On Lucky 15's" Stakes at Haydock.
The Hannon-trained two-year-old won his first two starts only to unseat Ryan Moore after the saddle slipped at Deauville.
The 6-4 favourite got back in the winning groove under Richard Hughes to keep Al Waab at bay by a head.
"He's probably one of our best two-year-olds and we'll go for something like the Racing Post Trophy," said Hannon jnr.
"We've taken our time with him and I was pleased he went on the ground."
Thistle Bird landed her third Listed success of the season with a game win in the Celebrating 45 Years of Betfred Superior mile.
Beckhampton trainer Roger Charlton's filly has been on an upward curve this season and may not run again in 2012 after outpointing fellow 3-1 joint-favourite Fulbright by a head.
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