Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Star Stakes (Fillies' Listed) 7f 16y
- (2yo, 7f 16y, Class 1, 7 runners)
- Winner £17,013 2nd £6,450 3rd £3,228 4th £1,608 5th £807 6th £405
- Going: Good to Firm (Round Course: Good, Good to Firm in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 32.57s
- Off time: 15:14:04
Feedyah (USA) 36
|2||124 8-12||Saeed bin Suroor||William Buick||8/1|
Lady Lydia (IRE) 26
|2||124 8-12||M Wigham||Dane O'Neill||78||50/1|
Lamar (IRE) 27
|2||124 8-12||J Tate||N Callan||5/1|
|2||124 8-12||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||86||4/1|
Majeyda (USA) 26
|2||124 8-12||Saeed bin Suroor||M Barzalona||3/1|
Qawaasem (IRE) 14
|2||124 8-12||C Hills||P Hanagan||9/4f|
|2||124 8-12||M Botti||L Dettori||78||10/1|
||2||812||C E Brittain||R L Moore||WD|
||2||8-12||H J L Dunlop||Jim Crowley||28/1|
We could have some early aspirants for next year's 1,000 Guineas on view, and with entries in the Moyglare Stud Stakes and the Gimcrack, we'll take a positive view about LAMAR. James Tate's filly caught the eye in a hot Newmarket maiden in June and ran out a game winner when tried back at headquarters later that month. Richard Hannon's team suffered a couple of high profile reverses last week so Ligeia is approached with caution. That said, she deserves a crack at a Listed prize having won readily on the Polytrack at Kempton. Majeyda ran better than her finishing position suggested in the Empress Stakes at Newmarket and she will have a big say in the outcome of this race. Feedyah is already proven over the trip and could be anything while Qawaasem was behind the selection when they met though Charlie Hills' filly has subsequently gone on to win a maiden.
Ifrika 14-1 (8-4) In touch, under pressure halfway, headway when not clear run entering final furlong, never on terms, 4th of 9, 7l behind Double Point (9-1) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun.
Majeyda (USA) 5-2fav (8-12) Held up, headway over 1f out, soon every chance, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Fig Roll (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gd in Jun.
Qawaasem (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Close up, headway to press leader over 1f out, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo stks (4) gf beating Valonia (9-0) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Lamar (IRE) 5-4fav (9-0) Made all, took keen hold, ridden inside final furlong, held on towards finish, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo stks (4) gd in Jun beating Artistic Charm (9-0) by nk, 9 ran.
Feedyah (USA) 5-4fav (9-0) Mid-division on outside, smooth headway over 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Jun beating Dancealot (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Rasheeda 33-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon not much room when weakening, 14th of 19, 17l behind Kiyoshi (8-12) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Ligeia 4-7fav (8-11) Raced keenly, made all, quickened inside final 2f, shaken up and clear inside final furlong, eased close home, unchallenged, won at Kempton 6f 2yo nov stks (5) pol in Jun beating Razor Quest (9-2) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Lady Lydia (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 11, 10l behind Fig Roll (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gd in Jun.