Lowther Stakes: Timeform's runner-by-runner guide

William Haggas
William Haggas is set to be represented by Wejdan in Thursday's Lowther Stakes

Timeform bring you their comprehensive runner-by-runner guide to Thursday's Lowther Stakes at York, and pick out their 1-2-3...

"...it is not difficult to envisage her improving past some more experienced types here..."

Timeform on Wejdan

1. Celtic Beauty (Ken Condon, Ireland/William James Lee)
Best effort yet when second in Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot (one and a half lengths behind Daahyeh) in June, and didn't need to improve to open account with plenty in hand in maiden at Naas last time. Clearly held in high regard and well worth her place back in pattern company.

2. Flippa The Strippa (Charles Hills/Silvestre de Sousa)
Built considerably on Chepstow success when landing listed National Stakes (5f) at Sandown in May. Not disgraced both subsequent starts, but others make more appeal back up in grade.

3. Good Vibes (David Evans/Harry Bentley)
Won 2 of her first 3 starts, including a big-field listed event here in May. Hasn't quite matched that form in 2 runs since, albeit not ideally placed at Newbury last week.

4. Liberty Beach (John Quinn/Jason Hart)
Lengthy filly who has won four of her five starts this season, notably listed race at Sandown (by three and a quarter lengths from Dream Shot) in July and Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood (by length from Alligator Alley, leading last half a furlong after meeting trouble) last time. Raced only at 5f so far, but this fast 6f shouldn't pose any problems, and she should have even more to offer. Leading player

5. Living In The Past (Karl Burke/Daniel Tudhope)
Won minor event at Beverley in July (by one and a half lengths from Mighty Spirit), and much improved when half-length third to Under The Stars in Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot last time, coping well with the rise in class. Likely has more to offer.

6. Moon of Love (Richard Fahey/Barry McHugh)
Shaped with promise when three lengths third to Liberty Beach on debut at Beverley, but found Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot last time too much on just her second start, asked to do too much too soon. This no easier, though.

7. Nasaiym (James Tate/Oisin Murphy)
Shaped well when three quarters of a length second to Althiqa on debut at Thirsk, and didn't need to improve to open account in minor event at Newbury (by a neck from Nina Bailarina, making the most of her experience) last time. The form has been franked, but improvement needed to figure here.

8. Precious Moments (Aidan O'Brien, Ireland/Ryan Moore)
Showed much improved form just 7 days on from a good run in the Albany at Royal Ascot when second in a Group 2 at the Curragh. Bit disappointing at Leopardstown since, though.

9. Under The Stars (James Tate/P.J. McDonald)
Won minor event at Ripon (by three lengths from Requiems Dream) in July, and showed much better form to follow up in Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot (by half a length from Aroha, leading inside final furlong and running on) last time. Will reportedly be supplemented for this and is likely to progress further.

10. Wejdan (William Haggas/James Doyle)
Big, good-bodied filly who did well to make a winning debut at Newbury (by half a length from Predictable Tully, making rapid headway from rear two furlongs out to lead close home) earlier this month. Weak in the betting on that occasion, but could hardly have made a better impression, and is open to significant improvement now. Exciting prospect.

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