Snow Lantern and Chindit offer Richard Hannon contenders for Guineas

By: Greg Wood at Newbury Monday 19 April 2021
  • Snow Lantern cut in betting after Newbury win
  • Chindit stayed on well to win Greenham Stakes

Few trainers’ dreams of Classic success survive the early-season trials largely unscathed, but Richard Hannon came closer than most here on Sunday as wins for Snow Lantern and Chindit left him with credible contenders for both the 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket next month.

Snow Lantern’s success came in a maiden at the top of the card, but she won it so readily that she was cut to around 8-1 to emulate her mother, Sky Lantern, who won the Classic for Hannon’s father, also Richard, in 2013.

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