Enbihaar wins back-to-back Lillie Langtrys

Redoute’s Choice mare bounces back

ENBIHAAR. Picture: (Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Consistent Redoute’s Choice (Danehill) mare Enbihaar (5 m ex Chanterelle by Trempolino) landed a second consecutive Lillie Langtry Stakes (Gr 2, 1m6f) as she got the better of her two rivals in the Group 2 at Glorious Goodwood on Saturday. 

Last seen finishing fourth in the Princess Of Wales's Stakes (Gr 2, 1m4f) on her seasonal debut at Newmarket on July 9, the John Gosden-trained five-year-old mare proved a class above her rivals, beating Cabaletta (Mastercraftsman) by three and a half lengths with another ten lengths back to Snow (Galileo), who came home in third. 

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.”

Raced by Shadwell Stud - who purchased the mare for €500,000 at the 2016 Arqana Deauville August Yearling Sale - and she is out of Chanterelle (Trempolino), making her a half-sister to three winners including stakes-placed duo Silent Attack (Dream Ahead) and King Bolete (Cape Cross).

Chanterelle herself is out of Prix Maurice de Gheest (Gr 2, 1300m) winner Spectacular Joke (Spectacular Bid), making her a sister to Group 3 winner Cox Orange, while she also counts Prix Marcel Boussac (Gr 1, 1600m) winner Amonita (Anabaa) and Listed winner Vista Bella (Diktat) among her half siblings.

Further back this is also the family of Listed winner Second Generation (Dawn Approach) and Spectacle Du Mars (Martillo). 

Redoute’s Choice shuttled to Haras de Bonneval for two seasons and he died at Arrowfield Stud last year. 


Meanwhile in France, another Shadwell Stud-owned filly clinched a stakes race when Raabihah (3 f Sea The Stars - Garmoosha by Kingmambo) landed the Prix De Psyche (Gr 3, 2000m) at Deauville. 

The three-year-old won the Prix de la Seine (Listed, 2200m) in May and was last seen running fourth in the Prix de Diane (Gr 1, 2100m) and she bounced back to form when beating  Wangari (Soldier Hollow) by three and a half lengths, while Alkandora (Nathaniel) was another three-quarters away in third. 

The filly is out of Garmoosha (Kingmambo), while her second dam Eswarah (Unfuwain) and third dam Midway Lady (Alleged) are both being Oaks (Gr 1, 2400m) winners.

Midway Lady, who also landed the Prix Marcel Boussac (Gr 1, 1600m) and 1,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m), is the dam of Group 3 winner Itnab (Green Desert) - the dam of Listed winner Alazeyab (Green Desert), while she also foaled Listed scorer Umniyatee (Green Desert) - the dam of Yes Brook (All American). 

Further back this is the same family as Grade 1 winner Maltes (Red Runner) and Listed-winning duo Gran Lioness (Lion Hunter) and Maritta Sangrita (Johar). 

The filly is out of Kingmambo (Mr. Prospector) mare Garmoosha and she is one of six stakes winners bred on the Kingmambo / Sea The Stars cross, which includes Group 1 winners Cloth Of Stars and Zelzal. This is one of the more potent nicks with 13 of the 14 Sea The Stars runners out of Kingmambo mares being winners and it fires at a strike rate of around 42 per cent stakes runners to winners. 

Sea The Stars - whose progeny is headed by 13 Group 1 winners including this season’s Australian Cup (Gr 1, 2000m) winner Fifty Stars - stands at the Aga Khan’s Gilltown Stud for a fee of €150,000.

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