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Enbihaar can make return to winning ways


John Gosden

John Gosden

John Gosden

Enbihaar should return to winning ways in the Group Two Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes on the final day of Goodwood after a satisfactory seasonal return.

The five-year-old was an impressive winner of this 14-furlong heat last year, breezing up by five lengths in what was a breakthrough season for John Gosden's charge.

She had previously won the Lancashire Oaks and went on to add the Park Hill Stakes to her tally before having to settle for third when upped to Group One company in the Prix de Royallieu at ParisLongchamp on Arc weekend. Soft ground was against her there, as it was on her return at Newmarket when she turned in a fair effort to finish fourth behind Dame Malliot over 12 furlongs - a trip which may just be a little sharp for her nowadays.

Back up in distance, it will be disappointing if Enbihaar cannot bounce back to her best.

Swindler blotted his copybook when refusing to enter the stalls at Royal Ascot, but should be given chance to redeem himself in the Unibet Stewards' Cup.

The four-year-old was good enough as a juvenile to be beaten just a head behind Sussex Stakes hero Mohaather, but it would be fair to say he has not subsequently found the same levels of form as that rival.

That said, he is no slouch with two wins to his credit last season in competitive events at Ascot, winning in particularly eyecatching style on the second occasion in September despite hanging across the track in the finish.

The consolation Unibet Stewards' Sprint Handicap can go the way of May Remain for George Baker and Cieren Fallon.

Previously trained in Ireland, he has not been out of the first three in four starts for Baker so far this term, eventually striking gold at Sandown last time.

Today's selections

CHEPSTOW: 4.20 Bird For Life, 4.50 Earthly, 5.25 Sparrow Hawk, 5.55 Desert Destination, 6.30 Eva Icon, 7.00 Tashbeeh, 7.30 Gold Zabeel, 8.00 Mabo, 8.30 Amazon Princess.

GALWAY: 2.35 Ontario, 3.10 The Rain King, 3.45 Annexation, 4.15 Call Me Rocky, 4.45 Iron Sheriff, 5.15 Melburnian, 5.45 Call Me Dolly.

GOODWOOD: 1.50 May Remain, 2.25 Laafy, 3.00 Enbihaar, 3.35 SWINDLER (NAP), 4.10 King Ragnar, 4.40 Tasfeeq, 5.10 Streak Lightning.

HAMILTON: 4.30 Ocean Star, 5.00 Inhaler, 5.30 Edgewood, 6.05 Cuban Affair, 6.40 El Astronaute, 7.15 Fox Kasper, 7.45 Ayr Poet, 8.15 Temper Trap, 8.45 Smeaton.

KILBEGGAN: 2.15 Hill Of Truth, 2.50 Tribal Story, 3.25 Marino Marvel, 4.00 Santana Plessis, 4.35 Eimear, 5.05 Pass Hymn, 5.35 My First Symphony.

NEWMARKET: 12.20 Danilova, 12.55 Balgair, 1.30 Lightness, 2.05 Basilicata, 2.40 Rodin, 3.15 Katara, 3.50 Dubious Affair, 4.25 Zuba.

DOUBLE: Swindler and Enbihaar.