August 24 / 13.50 York

13.50

Good To Firm

Sky Bet Lowther Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies)

  • Prize money: £151699.25
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 8 runners
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Sky Bet Lowther Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

15/8 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.15

Form: 1121

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Won her first two starts (5f, soft/good) then stayed on for very close second in Group 2 Queen Mary at Royal Ascot (5f, good); again strong at the finish when comfortably justifying favouritism in the Super Sprint at Newbury (5f, good to soft) last time, despite her high draw appearing to be a disadvantage, and she could be even better now tackling 6f; leading player.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

(7)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 York

Relief Rally

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Won her first two starts (5f, soft/good) then stayed on for very close second in Group 2 Queen Mary at Royal Ascot (5f, good); again strong at the finish when comfortably justifying favouritism in the Super Sprint at Newbury (5f, good to soft) last time, despite her high draw appearing to be a disadvantage, and she could be even better now tackling 6f; leading player.

15/8

1st

5

(18)

22nd Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 34y

Class 2

15:35 Newbury

Relief Rally

9st 0lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Confined to 5f thus far; won her first two and only narrowly failed to justify a significant market move in the Group 2 Queen Mary (good), with her late charge pushing US challenger Crimson Advocate to a nose; could easily be coming here unbeaten and fillies have a terrific record in this race; won't mind any rain and the one to beat.

5/4

9/4

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 41 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fourth on debut in Listed race at Naas (5f, soft) last month and built on that when easily winning a maiden at the Curragh (6f, good) 12 days ago; in top hands and she could be a very smart prospect.
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4th

1

(3)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Cherry Blossom

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

raced centre, pressed leader, led narrowly after 1f, rallied when headed over 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds, 4th of 8 in group

11/2

2nd

17

(18)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

15:40 Curragh

Cherry Blossom

9st 0lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: A P O’Brien

in touch with leaders, headway to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, no match for winner

11/8

2nd

2

(4)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 York

Cherry Blossom

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Fourth on debut in Listed race at Naas (5f, soft) last month and built on that when easily winning a maiden at the Curragh (6f, good) 12 days ago; in top hands and she could be a very smart prospect.

9/4

3rd
9 (1)
Symbology

33/1

  • Place: £3.65

Form: 13 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Cosy win over C&D (good) on last month's debut and creditable third in Group 3 Princess Margaret at Ascot (6f, good); this is just her third start and she could have more to offer, but others have stronger claims.
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8th

13

(4)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Symbology

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

Beaten just under 5l in a couple of Group 3s (won by two of today's rivals) on either side of her standout effort to date when third in the Lowther; on the balance of her form she looks vulnerable.

20/1

7th

14

(11)

7th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Salisbury

Symbology

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

midfield

5/1

3rd

9

(1)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 York

Symbology

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

Cosy win over C&D (good) on last month's debut and creditable third in Group 3 Princess Margaret at Ascot (6f, good); this is just her third start and she could have more to offer, but others have stronger claims.

33/1

50/1

Form: 2231

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Close Listed second here (5f, good to firm) in May on her second start, then third in French Listed race in June (5f, good); narrowly won a maiden at Ayr (5f, good to soft) last month when 2-11; it seems likely her limitations will be exposed now up in grade.
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7th

2

(6)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ayr

Dorothy Lawrence

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: K R Burke

led, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong

9/2

2nd

3

(3)

7th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Salisbury

Dorothy Lawrence

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: K R Burke

led

6/1

4th

3

(9)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 York

Dorothy Lawrence

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: K R Burke

Close Listed second here (5f, good to firm) in May on her second start, then third in French Listed race in June (5f, good); narrowly won a maiden at Ayr (5f, good to soft) last month when 2-11; it seems likely her limitations will be exposed now up in grade.

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: 13 BF

Last run: 64 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Powered clear to win on debut at Nottingham (5f, good to firm) in June and highly creditable third in the Group 2 Queen Mary (5f, good) a fortnight later; behind Relief Rally in that Royal Ascot race but is open to further improvement for a trainer who has won two of the last four runnings.
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1st

6

(4)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:15 Ayr

Beautiful Diamond

9st 0lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

raced centre, made all, ridden and increased tempo over 1f out, reduced lead final 110yds, unchallenged

11/8

5th

1

(8)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 York

Beautiful Diamond

9st 2lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Powered clear to win on debut at Nottingham (5f, good to firm) in June and highly creditable third in the Group 2 Queen Mary (5f, good) a fortnight later; behind Relief Rally in that Royal Ascot race but is open to further improvement for a trainer who has won two of the last four runnings.

8/1

3rd

3

(17)

21st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Beautiful Diamond

9st 2lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Pedigree all speed and she was bought for £360,000 this April; second favourite and it was never in doubt once she loomed up 2f out at Nottingham (5f, good to firm) and stretched clear with ease; stable's 2yos have been going great guns and there's confidence behind her.

7/2

Form: 2112 D BF

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Bolted up at Haydock (6f, good to firm) in June on second start and easily won Listed race at Newmarket (6f, good) next time; her bubble was burst when second of four at 1-6 in Group 2 at Newmarket (6f, good) last time but she looked extremely promising previously and it will be no surprise if she bounces back with a big performance in a first-time tongue-tie.
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1st

13

(11)

26th Jan 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

15:50 Meydan

Star Of Mystery

8st 5lb

J: Mickael Barzalona

T: Charlie Appleby

held up, progress 2f out, forced to switch 1 1/2f out, quickened well to lead inside final furlong, well on top

7/2

1st

13

(14)

12th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

15:50 Meydan

Star Of Mystery

8st 10lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

dwelt, in rear, quickened to lead over 110yds out, nicely on top

9/4

6th

8

(6)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 York

Star Of Mystery

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Bolted up at Haydock (6f, good to firm) in June on second start and easily won Listed race at Newmarket (6f, good) next time; her bubble was burst when second of four at 1-6 in Group 2 at Newmarket (6f, good) last time but she looked extremely promising previously and it will be no surprise if she bounces back with a big performance in a first-time tongue-tie.

8/1

7th
5 (5)
Gunzburg

25/1

Form: 41265

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in Group 2 Airlie Stud Stakes at the Curragh (6f, good) last month but that form isn't particularly strong and she's failed to go on from that; needs something extra now in cheekpieces.
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7th

5

(5)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 York

Gunzburg

9st 2lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

Runner-up in Group 2 Airlie Stud Stakes at the Curragh (6f, good) last month but that form isn't particularly strong and she's failed to go on from that; needs something extra now in cheekpieces.

25/1

5th

5

(2)

22nd Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 63y

14:00 Curragh

Gunzburg

9st 2lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

Down Royal maiden winner; coped well with the rise in class when second in Group 2 Airlie Stud Stakes over the orthodox 6f here; trip may have been too short, or the run may have come too soon, when unplaced in a 5f Listed event at Tipperary four days later; a bit to find with Gaenari in that running.

5/1

Form: 4261

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Kept on well to lead home the far-side group in the Group 2 Queen Mary at Royal Ascot (5f, good) on her third start and easily won a warm conditions race at Glorious Goodwood (5f, soft) three weeks ago; has improved with each run and that could continue now upped to 6f; strong contender.
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4th

9

(15)

13th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newmarket

Flora Of Bermuda

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

slowly away

7/2

2nd

11

(7)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 1

14:25 Doncaster

Flora Of Bermuda

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

towards rear

13/2

8th

4

(3)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 York

Flora Of Bermuda

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Kept on well to lead home the far-side group in the Group 2 Queen Mary at Royal Ascot (5f, good) on her third start and easily won a warm conditions race at Glorious Goodwood (5f, soft) three weeks ago; has improved with each run and that could continue now upped to 6f; strong contender.

9/2

Non-runners

Queen's Guard

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Payout
Exacta £10.70
Straight Forecast £10.15
Tricast £85.18
Trifecta £89.40

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Relief Rally

The Guardian:

Cherry Blossom

THE NORTH:

Beautiful Diamond

Telegraph:

Star Of Mystery

LAMBOURN:

Symbology

Daily Mail:

Cherry Blossom

Daily Record:

Cherry Blossom

RP RATINGS:

Relief Rally

TOPSPEED:

Relief Rally

POSTDATA:

Relief Rally

NEWMARKET:

Relief Rally

The Times:

Relief Rally

D Express:

Relief Rally

Daily Mirror:

Relief Rally

The Sun:

Relief Rally

The Star:

Relief Rally