It's straightforward for Enbihaar at Goodwood

Qatar Lillie Langry Stakes report: Enbihaar wins again

1/2 favourite Enbihaar recorded back-to-back victories in the Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes at Goodwood.

It's been another fine week for Jim Crowley in the blue and white silks of Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum and he tracked the front-running Snow here.

His partner went to the front going well passing the two furlong marker and despite wandering - and Cabaletta trying to close from the rear - was never in danger from that point.

"There were only three runners and she needs a gallop but got one. She likes fast ground and stays well so the Irish St Leger is an option for her," the winning rider said.

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Enbihaar could head to Doncaster first to try to repeat last year’s win in the Park Hill Stakes before going to ParisLongchamp, if 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.”

Enbihaar returns in triumph

Angus Gold, racing manager to owner Hamdan Al Maktoum, said: "It is unlike Sheikh Hamdan to keep an older mare in training, so I am glad to see him rewarded for that decision with another Group win. We needed to get a run into her at Newmarket and it was good to see her come back over the extra trip and show her old enthusiasm.

"The plan initially was to win a G1 with her this year. I will talk to John, see what the options are and what Sheikh Hamdan would like to do. It's just nice to see her come out and show that amazing stride she has got on her - once she gets into that, she is a potent weapon. Jim said that she will stay two miles any day, so it opens up the options a bit.

"She probably doesn't want the ground too soft. She would get stuck in very soft ground with that action and we thought that was partly her undoing in Paris last year. Let's see what sort of autumn we get."

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