Fair Eva (white face): hot favourite for the Lowther Stakes at York
PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
By Peter Scargill 5:30PM 17 AUG 2016
The girls take centre stage on day two of the York Ebor festival on Thursday and Peter Scargill highlights three key storylines to keep an eye on
Fair Eva to show star quality in the Lowther (2.30 York)
Frankel dominated as a racehorse and he is starting to do the same as a stallion in his first season. Top of the pile among his progeny so far is Fair Eva, who is unbeaten in two starts including the Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot last month.
She looked super impressive when winning that day and lines up at a course where Frankel produced one of his most outstanding performances in the 2012 Juddmonte International.
Already favourite for the Qipco 1,000 Guineas, Fair Eva will be hot favourite to cement her place on top for owner Khalid Abdullah and trainer Roger Charlton in the Lowther Stakes.
Charlie Appleby and William Buick combine with Endless Time
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Endless to boost resurgent Godolphin in Oaks (3.40 York)
The blue silks of Sheikh Mohammed’s superpower have been back competing at the top level with a vengeance this season.
The likes of Ribchester, Hawkbill, Toormore, Dutch Connection and Richard Pankhurst have claimed big races this year, while Endless Time was an emphatic winner of the Lancashire Oaks last time which prompted connections to supplement her for the Yorkshire Oaks.
Godolphin’s international rival Coolmore supply the two biggest threats to Endless Time in the shape of Breeders’ Cup heroine Found and Irish Oaks winner Seventh Heaven.
The prospect of a vintage clash between Godolphin and Coolmore will be something to savour.
Anzhelika seeks fitting win in Galtres Stakes (4.20 York)
The late Sir Henry Cecil made a lasting impact on many people during his lifetime, none more so than those close to him both personally and professionally.
For nearly five years David Lanigan was Cecil’s right-hand man at Warren Place and he will be giving his all to claim the EBF & Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes with Anzhelika.
Owned and bred by Bjorn Nielsen, Anzhelika is an impeccably bred daughter of Galileo and unbeaten in two starts. She requires a big step up on form, but the genes are there to do so and it is likely Lanigan has had this race in mind for her for some time.