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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2nd

13

(6)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Relief Rally

8st 11lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Enjoyed a most productive 2yo season, winning the Super Sprint here (5f, good to soft) and the Lowther at York (6f, good to firm; Group 2); seemed not to stay 7f when only fourth of six in the Group 3 Fred Darling here on reappearance, her run flattening out; returning to sprinting should be ideal and she'll be a major player if recapturing her juvenile form.

4/1

2nd

13

(6)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Relief Rally

8st 11lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Enjoyed a most productive 2yo season, winning the Super Sprint here (5f, good to soft) and the Lowther at York (6f, good to firm; Group 2); seemed not to stay 7f when only fourth of six in the Group 3 Fred Darling here on reappearance, her run flattening out; returning to sprinting should be ideal and she'll be a major player if recapturing her juvenile form.

4/1

4th

4

(6)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Newbury

Relief Rally

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

steadied start, held up in rear

3/1

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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1st

3

(9)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 110y

16:40 Cork

Cherry Blossom

9st 2lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

Chased home Relief Rally in the Lowther before finishing an even money runner-up in Goffs Million; fair effort when fourth to the 1,000 Guineas runner-up in the Cheveley Park and can be forgiven her Breeders' Cup run when positioned poorly; lacklustre reappearance is a concern but may leave that behind now.

5/2

1st

3

(9)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 110y

16:40 Cork

Cherry Blossom

9st 2lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

made virtually all, clear up the centre when ridden inside final furlong, reduced lead when idled towards finish, always doing enough

5/2

7th

4

(9)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 30y

14:55 Leopardstown

Cherry Blossom

9st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: A P O’Brien

Front-running fourth in 6f Group 1 Cheveley Park at Newmarket before finding 5f a bit sharp at the Breeders' Cup; achieved a high standard of form when second in the Lowther and behind One Look over this trip in the Goffs Million; hooded for the first time; clear chance even though Ryan Moore has rejected her.

6/1

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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6th

7

(8)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

14:40 Sandown

Symbology

8st 13lb

J: William Buick

T: Clive Cox

Won debut at York last July; down the field on last three starts, always in rear in Newbury Listed race on return; has something to prove and needs the drop from 6f (all starts) to 5f to have a positive effect.

10/1

12th

14

(10)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Symbology

8st 11lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

Made a winning debut at York (6f, good) last summer; faced stiffer tasks in Group races afterwards, fading into eighth in Cheveley Park Stakes when last seen in September; reappears after nearly eighth months off and needs to raise her game; stablemate of James's Delight.

12/1

12th

14

(10)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Symbology

8st 11lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

Made a winning debut at York (6f, good) last summer; faced stiffer tasks in Group races afterwards, fading into eighth in Cheveley Park Stakes when last seen in September; reappears after nearly eighth months off and needs to raise her game; stablemate of James's Delight.

12/1

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

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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5th

9

(9)

25th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Haydock

Beautiful Diamond

8st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Ran well in defeat in Group races last term before Listed fillies' win at Ayr in September (5f, good to soft; unraced on softer); returned with close third in Group 3 Palace House at Newmarket, behind Seven Questions and Vadream who had already run this year; open to improvement for trainer who won this with a 3yo filly last season; contender if handling conditions.

7/1

5th

9

(9)

25th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Haydock

Beautiful Diamond

8st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Ran well in defeat in Group races last term before Listed fillies' win at Ayr in September (5f, good to soft; unraced on softer); returned with close third in Group 3 Palace House at Newmarket, behind Seven Questions and Vadream who had already run this year; open to improvement for trainer who won this with a 3yo filly last season; contender if handling conditions.

7/1

3rd

9

(1)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:55 Newmarket

Beautiful Diamond

8st 11lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Speedy as a 2yo; confirmed 5f was her trip when making all in an Ayr Listed race (good to soft; second won Listed race next time) in September; has plenty of pace and needs to show she can be as effective on this more demanding finish, but she is one of the more interesting contenders.

4/1

8/1

Form: 2112 D BF

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo

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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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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3rd

4

(13)

25th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

16:50 Curragh

Gunzburg

9st 10lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

held up in rear, headway when bit short of room under 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish

14/1

3rd

4

(13)

25th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

16:50 Curragh

Gunzburg

9st 10lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

A 5f maiden winner at Down Royal last year was then second in a Group 2 over 6f here; her form petered out after, albeit in strong company and well beaten at Cork on return; unproven over this trip.

14/1

5th

4

(10)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 110y

16:40 Cork

Gunzburg

9st 2lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won Down Royal maiden before a second in a Curragh Group 2 but she failed to build on that and may need this on return from 260 days off; new yard.

10/1

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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2nd

3

(7)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

14:40 Sandown

Flora Of Bermuda

8st 13lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Useful as a 2yo, runner-up to Big Evs in the Group 2 Flying Childers at Doncaster (5f, soft); reared and lost many lengths at the stalls when last of nine in Group 2 Temple Stakes at Haydock on reappearance; tardy starts are becoming a habit, but if she gets away on terms she should be a serious contender; rain would probably help her cause.

7/2

9th

10

(5)

25th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Haydock

Flora Of Bermuda

8st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Best 2yo form came on soft ground, including when runner-up in Group 2 Flying Childers at Doncaster in September (5f; albeit no match for Big Evs); she could do without one of her slow starts and others have stronger form, but she's open to improvement in her 3yo campaign and not discounted.

20/1

9th

10

(5)

25th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Haydock

Flora Of Bermuda

8st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Best 2yo form came on soft ground, including when runner-up in Group 2 Flying Childers at Doncaster in September (5f; albeit no match for Big Evs); she could do without one of her slow starts and others have stronger form, but she's open to improvement in her 3yo campaign and not discounted.

20/1

Non-runners

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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