Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes
Group 2, Goodwood 14:25
£300,000 added,
3yo plus fillies and mares,
1m 6f, Class 1
  
Thursday 2nd August 2018

The newly-upgraded G2 Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes, with boosted prize money of £300,000, forms part of a stellar card on day three of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, Ladies' Day, on Thursday, August 2.
 
Newmarket trainer Luca Cumani could saddle the progressive God Given, who scored in determined fashion in a 12-furlong G3 contest at Haydock Park on her latest outing on June 9, in which What A Home (William Haggas) was beaten.
 
God Given's stable companion Alwaysandforever was defeated a short-head defeat by Isabel De Urbina (Ralph Beckett) in the Listed Pontefract Castle Fillies' Stakes over 12 furlongs on June 24 and the pair could renew their rivalry at Goodwood, with the fifth Jet Streaming (Ian Williams) another possible.
 
Dance The Dream (Marcus Tregoning) has been off the track since finishing a creditable sixth in the November Handicap at Doncaster over a mile and a half, but recorded some fine efforts in 2017, including third to Ajman Princess in the Listed Daisy Warwick Stakes at Goodwood (1m 4f) in May, 2017.
 
Star Rock (Hughie Morrison) has not raced since landing a 10-furlong Listed event at Doncaster in November. The four-year-old daughter of Fastnet Rock defeated God Given and Cribbs Causeway in 12-furlong events at Newmarket in May and September, 2017, respectively.
 
Trainer Hughie Morrison, based in East Ilsley, said: "We have been waiting for some soft ground for Star Rock, and I hope I won't still be waiting for some soft ground come Goodwood.
 
"She is ready to go and we would like to run her at the end of next week, if possible. Then hopefully she can go on to the Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes, as that would be a nice race to aim for.
 
"I think she will get the mile and six furlongs, although it may be that a mile and a half on soft ground proves to be her optimum conditions."

Newmarket handler John Gosden has a couple of interesting entries, headed by Precious Ramotswe, who has won four of her five starts. The four-year-old daughter of Nathaniel, owned and bred by Anthony Oppenheimer, captured a G3 event at York over a mile and six furlongs on her latest start in May and could be joined by G2 Ribblesdale sixth Highgarden.

Highgarden
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Highgarden
 
Aidan O'Brien, Britain and Ireland's champion trainer, has two entries courtesy of recent G3 winner  Flattering, who finished fifth behind stable companion Forever Together in the G1 Investec Oaks and maiden Queen Iseult .
 
Lady Bergamot (James Fanshawe) got the better of White Chocolate (David Simcock) in handicap company over a mile and six furlongs at Chelmsford.

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Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes, Group 2
£300,000 added, 3yo plus fillies and mares, 1m 6f, Class 1
23 remaining entries
Six-day confirmations and £15,000 supplementary stage July 27, final declarations 10am July 31.

Horse
Age
Owner
Trainer
ALWAYSANDFOREVER (IRE)
4
Michael Tabor, Sue Magnier, Derrick Smith
Luca Cumani  
DANCE THE DREAM
5
Mrs Hugh Dalgety
Marcus Tregoning  
FLATTERING (IRE)
3
Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor
Aidan O'Brien IRE
GOD GIVEN
4
St Albans Bloodstock Limited
Luca Cumani  
HIGHGARDEN
3
Mrs C R Philipson & Mrs H Lascelles
John Gosden  
ISABEL DE URBINA (IRE)
4
Merriebelle Irish Farm Limited
Ralph Beckett  
JET STREAMING (IRE)
4
Farranamanagh
Ian Williams  
LADY BERGAMOT (FR)
4
Andrew & Julia Turner
James Fanshawe  
LADY OF SHALOTT
3
Khalifa Dasmal
David Simcock  
LUBINKA (IRE)
3
Qatar Racing & Woodcote Stud Ltd
Peter Chapple-Hyam  
MAID TO REMEMBER
4
Normandie Stud Ltd
William Haggas  
MAID UP
3
Brightwalton Bloodstock Ltd
Andrew Balding  
MELODIC MOTION (IRE)
4
Qatar Racing Limited
Ralph Beckett  
MOUNTAIN BELL
5
Qatar Racing Limited
Ralph Beckett  
NATURAL SCENERY
5
Godolphin
Saeed bin Suroor  
NOTICE (IRE)
5
Anthony & Sonia Rogers
David Simcock  
PILASTER
3
Cheveley Park Stud
Roger Varian  
PRECIOUS RAMOTSWE
4
Anthony Oppenheimer
John Gosden  
QUEEN ISEULT
3
Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith
Aidan O'Brien IRE
STAR ROCK
4
Ben & Sir Martyn Arbib
Hughie Morrison  
WHAT A HOME (IRE)
4
Sunderland Holding Inc
William Haggas  
WHITE CHOCOLATE (IRE)
4
The Rumble Racing Club
David Simcock  
WORTH WAITING
3
Saif Ali
David Lanigan