Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sky Lantern Can Light Up Glorious Goodwood

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sky Lantern Can Light Up Glorious Goodwood

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GLORIOUS Goodwood finishes with a flourish on Saturday with the Pounds 200,000 Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes the Group One highlight of the fifth day.

It's a top quality contest and Sky Lantern is the one to beat in my mind. Richard Hannon's filly looked right out of the top drawer when demolishing her rivals in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot and I think she was very unlucky to finish behind Elusive Kate in the Falmouth Stakes on her last start.

She's stepping up to ten furlongs tomorrow, but I can't see that being a problem which is why she is my 9/4 favourite.

Integral caught my eye when winning at Sandown last month. That was a Listed contest and she will need to find plenty of improvement if she to mix it with some seasoned Group One performers. But if there's one thing I've learned in all my years as a bookmaker, it's that you never rule out a Sir Michael Stoute-trained filly as he wouldn't be running her if he didn't think she was good eRough.

She is the big danger to the jolly and will have plenty of supporters at 11/2 with Ryan Moore doing the steering. …

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