Enbihaar storms to victory in the Lillie Langtry Stakes
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Enbihaar was the big name as the entries were unveiled for the opening day of the Doncaster William Hill St Leger Festival.

The John Gosden trained four year-old is bidding for a hat-trick of Group Two victories when she lines-up for the DFS Park Hill Stakes on Thursday.

Having landed the Lancashire Oaks at Haydock, she was an impressive winner of the Lillie Langtry Stakes at Goodwood and is set to take on seven younger fillies this week.

Three of those – Delphinia, Peach Tree and South Sea Pearl – are from Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle stable.

Dame Maillot, trained by Ed Vaughan, steps up from an extended mile and a half after her victory in the Group Two Prix de Pomone.

The Richard Hannon-trained Star Terms, Ralph Beckett’s Oydis and Mark Johnston’s Vivid Diamond make up the eight-strong field.

Mark Johnston’s West End Girl bids for back to back Pattern race victories in the Group Two William Hill May Hill Stakes.

The daughter of Golden Horn won the Sweet Solera Stakes at Newmarket in August and is one of nine juvenile fillies declared.

In opposition will be the Tom Dascombe-trained Boomer, who won the Group Three Prestige Stakes at Goodwood last time while Godolphin’s representative Alpen Rose got off the mark over the same course and distance she faces again.

The sole Irish challenger is the O’Brien-trained Passion, who opened her account in a Cork maiden over a mile earlier this month.

Completing the list of hopefuls are Ananya, trained by Peter Chapple-Hyam, Sylvester Kirk’s Anna Of Sussex, Richard Hannon’s Cloak Of Spirits, Hugo Palmer’s Powerful Breeze and Run Wild from the Gosden stable.

The valuable Weatherbys Racing Bank £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes, has a strong Irish presence, headed by Aidan O’Brien’s trio of Harpocrates, King Neptune and Pistoletto, while his son Joseph runs Unforgetable.

Malton handler Kevin Ryan has three headed by Gimcrack Stakes third Repartee.

The Hannon team also run three with Ziggle Pops, Manigordo and D Day with Keith Dalgleish set to run Glasvegas for the first time since he finished third in the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot.