Sheika Reika

Andrea Atzeni annexed both Grade One races as Woodbine, as Sheika Reika lead a European one-two in the E.P. Taylor Stakes at Woodbine.

Nine fillies and mares went to post for this nine-furlong race on firm ground.

At the start it was Starship Jubilee who went on but was passed to the inside by Santa Monica.

Settling down, Starship Jubilee moved back to the front by two lengths, taking the field down the back from Santa Monica and Proctor’s Ledge, with Sheikha Reika in fourth.

Starship Jubilee continued to take them along from Proctor’s Ledge and Santa Monica.

At the top of the bend, Starship Jubilee continued to travel well from the front, with Proctor’s Ledge and Santa Moniuca, while Sheikha Reika was under a ride.

Into the home stretch, Starship Jubilee continued to hold off her rivals, but under a strong drive from Andrea Atzeni, Sheikha Reika began to thunder home on the outside.

Sheikha Reika’s momentum saw her career into the lead and she ran out a ready winner by about a length from Golden Legend, with Santa Monica coming back at them on the inside, to snatch third place.

Roger Varian’s three year old filly had won Yarmouth’s Listed John Musker Stakes on her prior run.