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Redoute’s Choice’s Enbihaar Beats the 3-Year-Olds In the Park Hill

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2nd at DON, Gr. Stk, £100,000G2 DFS Park Hill S. (14f 115y)Winner: Enbihaar (Ire), f, 4 by Redoute's Choice (Aus)

By Tom Frary

All alone as the older filly in Thursday’s G2 Park Hill S. at Doncaster, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Enbihaar (Ire) (Redoute’s Choice {Aus}) faced the challenge made sterner by her penalty and a heavy weight-for-age burden and prevailed again to keep her sequence going. Settled in rear early by Jim Crowley, the 6-5 favourite made steady progress as her chief market rival Dame Malliot (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}) began to flounder in midstraight and swooped on Vivid Diamond (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}) approaching the final furlong. Joined by Ballydoyle’s Delphinia (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) soon after, the July 6 G2 Lancashire Oaks and Aug. 3 G2 Lillie Langtry S. winner kept finding to deny her by a short head, with Vivid Diamond 2 3/4 lengths away in third.

“They went a good honest gallop and I wanted to get her rolling in the straight with the strong headwind, but she slipped badly on the bend and it took her time to come back to me and get her confidence back,” jockey Jim Crowley explained. “She probably thought she’d done enough when she got there and she’s a real star who takes it all in her stride. With every run, she’s got better and better. She could have easily been retired at three, but I remember she gave me a hell of a feel at Ascot last year and dare I say it, she could be even better next year as she’s only starting to fill her frame.”

Enbihaar, who has taken off in 2019 and was registering a fourth black-type success including a rare trio of group 2s, is bound for either Ascot or ParisLongchamp now according to Shadwell’s Richard Hills. “She’s a lovely filly and has done nothing but improve. John has 100 out in a morning and you can pick her out having a canter. She’s got the most beautiful action. Obviously you’ve got Ascot [the Oct. 19 G1 QIPCO British Champions Fillies and Mares S.] and Longchamp [for the Oct. 5 G1 Prix Royallieu].” The G2 Prix de Pomone winner Dame Malliot was only sixth and owner-breeder Anthony Oppenheimer admitted, “I’m afraid it’s my fault entirely. A couple of days ago she looked a bit thin and Frankie [Dettori] said she’d gone over the top. She had three hard races and this was one too many. She’ll go back to the stud for a break and come out racing next year, which will be nice.”

Enbihaar, a half-sister to Godolphin’s G2 International Topkapi Trophy runner-up Silent Attack (GB) (Dream Ahead) and to the recent listed-placed King Bolete (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}), is out of Chanterelle (Fr) (Trempolino) who is a full-sister to the G3 Prix du Calvados scorer Cox Orange. In turn the dam of the Listed Masaka S. winner and G1 1000 Guineas third Vista Bella (GB) (Diktat {GB}), she is out of the G2 Prix Maurice de Gheest winner Spectacular Joke (Spectacular Bid) whose leading performer was the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac heroine Amonita (Anabaa). Chanterelle also has the unraced 2-year-old colt Motamayiz (GB) (Charm Spirit {Ire}).

Thursday, Doncaster, Britain
DFS PARK HILL S.-G2, £100,000, Doncaster, 9-12, 3yo/up, f, 14f 115yT, 3:02.79, g/f.
1–ENBIHAAR (IRE), 134, f, 4, by Redoute’s Choice (Aus)
1st Dam: Chanterelle (Fr), by Trempolino
2nd Dam: Spectacular Joke, by Spectacular Bid
3rd Dam: No Joke, by Shecky Greene
(€500,000 Ylg ’16 ARAUG). O-Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum; B-Haras du Mezeray (IRE); T-John Gosden; J-Jim Crowley. £56,710. Lifetime Record: 8-5-1-1, $427,763. *1/2 to Silent Attack (GB) (Dream Ahead), GSP-Tur, $176,808; and King Bolete (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}), SP-Eng. Werk Nick Rating: F. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Delphinia (Ire), 121, f, 3, Galileo (Ire)–Again (Ire), by Danehill Dancer (Ire). O-Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; B-Orpendale & Chelston (IRE); T-Aidan O’Brien. £21,500.
3–Vivid Diamond (Ire), 121, f, 3, Cape Cross (Ire)–Pretty Diamond (Ire), by Hurricane Run (Ire). O/B-Markus Graff (IRE); T-Mark Johnston. £10,760.
Margins: SHD, 2 3/4, 2. Odds: 1.20, 7.50, 12.00.
Also Ran: South Sea Pearl (Ire), Star Terms (GB), Dame Malliot (GB), Oydis (GB), Peach Tree (Ire). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

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