Horse Racing - Sky Lantern wins Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot

Classic winner Sky Lantern produced an electric burst of pace to come from last to first to land the Coronation Stakes for jockey Richard Hughes and trainer Richard Hannon at Royal Ascot on Friday.

Horse Racing - Sky Lantern wins Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot

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Richard Hughes rides Sky Lantern to victory in the Coronation Stakes

The English 1,000 Guineas winner looked to have her work cut out in the Group One race for fillies but Hughes bided his time and Sky Lantern, the 9-2 joint favourite, quickly made up ground before accelerating away for a four-length victory.

"She's a brilliant filly who had no recognition after the Guineas. She was brilliant today," enthused Hughes.

"She has made those fillies out there look slow, and they aren't."

Trainer Michael Stoute followed up his success for Britain's Queen Elizabeth with Estimate in the Gold Cup on Thursday by celebrating in the winner's enclosure again when Hillstar landed the King Edward VII Stakes.

Ridden by Ryan Moore, Hillstar (15-2) collared long-time leader and hot favourite Battle Of Marengo in the final furlong.

Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien, out of luck with Battle Of Marengo, did have a fourth Royal Ascot winner of the week when Leading Light (5-4 fav) dug deep to take the Queen's Vase In Memory Of Sir Henry Cecil.

Royal Ascot results


7 Kiyoshi 8/1

16 Sandiva 7/4 F

5 Joyeuse 6/1

3 Heart Focus 14/1


6 Hillstar 15/2

1 Battle Of Marengo 10/11 F

7 Mutashaded 11/2


15 Sky Lantern 9/2 Jt F

4 Kenhope 33/1

3 Just The Judge 5/1

7 Maureen 10/1


4 Forgotten Voice 12/1

12 Sheikhzayedroad 8/1

16 Bana Wu 16/1


1 Leading Light 5/4 F

10 Feel Like Dancing 20/1

4 Boite 66/1


19 Lightning Cloud 25/1

28 Dream Tune 7/1

10 Shamaal Nibras 33/1

2 Santefisio 40/1

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