Timeform Shortlist: York, Thursday 23 August

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"Already successful at this course, she is taken to add another victory to her tally."

Timeform on Kodyanna

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1.55 Sky Bet Lowther Stakes (Group 2) (1) 6f

Timeform Top Rated
117 1. ANGEL'S HIDEAWAY John Gosden Frankie Dettori
116 2. FAIRYLAND Aidan O'Brien Ryan Moore
114 5. LITTLE KIM K. R. Burke Ben Curtis

Analyst's Verdict:
This doesn't look the strongest Lowther on paper and Angel's Hideaway and Fairyland both stand out on form. The former got back on the up when running out a clear-cut winner of the Princess Margaret Stakes (Group 3) at Ascot last time so is just preferred. Flawless Jewel should have more to offer given her pedigree/connections.


2.25 Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes (2) 6f

Timeform Top Rated
116 12. KODYANNA Richard Fahey Paul Hanagan
115 6. CELEBRITY DANCER Kevin Ryan Kevin Stott
112 1. HE'ZANARAB Richard Hannon Ryan Moore

Analyst's Verdict:
Kodyanna has improved with each race to date and holds the strongest form credentials in this field. Already successful at this course, she is taken to add another victory to her tally. There are plenty of dangers however, with He'zanarab, Celebrity Dancer and Fanaar of particular interest.

3.00 Clipper Logistics Handicap (2) 7f192y

Timeform Top Rated
124 1. SHARJA BRIDGE Roger Varian Andrea Atzeni
123 3. AFAAK Charles Hills Jim Crowley
122 13. KYNREN David Barron Fran Berry

Analyst's Verdict:
The vote goes to Afaak, who has followed his C&D victory at the Dante meeting with rock-solid efforts in a couple of major handicaps. He remains on a feasible mark and a strongly-run race back at this trip on fast ground equates to ideal circumstances. Firmament should make a bold bid to repeat his 2016 victory in this race, while Kynren, Seniority and Sharja Bridge all have plenty going for them.

3.35 Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Group 1) (1) 1m3f188y

Timeform Top Rated
126p 8. SEA OF CLASS William Haggas James Doyle
125 1. CORONET John Gosden Frankie Dettori
122 6. LAURENS K. R. Burke P. J. McDonald

Analyst's Verdict:
Whilst a couple of 3-y-os make plenty of appeal it may pay to take a chance on last year's runner-up Coronet. A winner of the Group 2 Middleton Stakes on return, she wasn't at her best when third in the King George at Ascot but is expected to be seen in a much better light back against her own sex. Irish Oaks heroine Sea of Class and the highly admirable Laurens are both highly respected also.


4.15 British EBF & Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes (Listed) (1) 1m3f188y

Timeform Top Rated
119p 5. LAH TI DAR John Gosden Frankie Dettori
113 1. ALWAYSANDFOREVER Luca Cumani Ryan Moore
113 4. WHAT A HOME William Haggas James Doyle

Analyst's Verdict:
Lah Ti Dar leapt to the top of the Oaks market following her Newmarket success in May, and though she had to miss that engagement, she's a Group filly in the making and is expected to see these off. Sun Maiden wasn't herself in the Ribblesdale but is in the right hands to bounce back, with What A Home perhaps best of the rest.

4.50 British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies' Handicap (2) 7f

Timeform Top Rated
115p 9. MOVE SWIFTLY William Haggas James Doyle
114 6. STARLIGHT ROMANCE Richard Fahey Tony Hamilton
113 3. SUMMER ICON Mick Channon Scott McCullagh (7)

Analyst's Verdict:
Move Swiftly was well on top come the finish, despite meeting trouble from her wide draw, at Goodwood last month and she has enough speed to suggest she'll cope with this drop back to 7f. Starlight Romance ran a cracker when runner-up over this C&D 26 days ago and should go well again off the same mark, while Betty F remains with potential after her eye-catching run in the Oak Tree Stakes.


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