Enbihaar aimed at Doncaster

02 August 2020 02:55:50 GMTPlus10

Enbihaar readily outclassed her two rivals to follow up last year's success in the Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes and next on the agenda for John Gosden's mare could be a trip to Doncaster to defend her crown in the Park Hill Stakes.

The five-year-old had finished a four-length fourth to Dame Melliot in the Group 2 Princess Of Wales's Tattersalls Stakes at Newmarket on her seasonal debut, when finding the 1m4f trip on the sharp side.

Enbihaar finished strongly that day but benefited from the extra two furlongs and quicker ground at Glorious Goodwood, recording her second consecutive win in the Lillie Langtry with a comfortable three-and-a-half-lengths victory over Roger Varian's Cabaletta.

Enbihaar had to concede 11lb to three-year-olds Cabaletta and Snow, the pace-setter trained by Aidan O'Brien, but Jim Crowley bided his time on the 1-2 favourite before asking her to assert just over a furlong out.

It capped off an excellent week for Crowley and Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, who had won the King George Qatar Stakes with crack sprinter Baatash on Saturday having claimed Group 1 glory with Mohaather in a high-quality renewal of the Qatar Sussex Stakes on Wednesday.

Enbihaar is likely to head to Doncaster next to repeat last year's win in the Park Hill Stakes before going to Longchamp, providing the ground is suitable.

Gosden's son and assistant, Thady, said: "She's got that lovely long stride and picked up beautifully in the straight.

"A mile and a half is a little sharp for her these days and she relished the step up to a mile and six on the quick ground.

"It will be a pretty similar path to last year. We'll probably go to the Park Hill and Doncaster and then on to the Prix de Royallieu. The ground was a bit soft for her last year."

Battaash is 1.50 to win the Nunthorpe, ahead of 556.00 Sceptical and 3.50 Art Power.

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