Lah Ti Dar

Lah Ti Dar was again successful on the Knavesmire, but had to work hard to overcome Rawdaa in the Group Two AL Basti Equiworld Dubai Middleton Fillies’ Stakes at York.

A field of six older fillies and mares went to post for this 1 ¼ mile contest.

Queen Of Time was soon sent to the front by James Doyle and led from Nyaleti.

Into the home straight, Sun Maiden and Lah Ti Dar went on but it was hard work.

To the inside, Rawdaa began her run and came to challenge Lah Ti Dar.

 The two were locked in battle in the final furlong but Lah Ti Dar asserted late on to win narrowly under Frankie Dettori, with Sun Maiden back in third.

Gosden said: “I think she’s done well to win over a mile and a quarter on summer ground.

“We can have a look at the Coronation Cup (at Epsom). She’ll appreciate the step up in trip, she’s very game and genuine, but that would not have been her speciality today.”

Stoute said of the runner-up: “That was a big step forward, it was a long way ahead of anything she’s ever achieved before, so I’m very pleased.”

He added: “Sun Maiden looked the winner at one stage. She showed a good attitude, which was nice, as her form tapered off badly in the second half of last season, so it was good to see her being so competitive.”