Snow Sky gamely beat Brown Panther in the Group 2 Betway Yorkshire Cup over 14 furlongs at York. It is a fourth win from a dozen starts for the Juddmonte Farms homebred and the classic-placed pattern scorer is trained by Sir Michael Stoute.
He is a son of the Nunnery Stud stallion Nayef (by Gulch), he is out of the stakes-placed Winter Silence (by Dansili), and his dam is a half-sister to the Group/Grade 1 winners Polish Summer (by Polish Precedent) and Meteor Storm (by Bigstone). His grandam Hunt The Sun (by Rainbow Quest) is a full-sister to the triple Group 1 stars Sunshack and Raintrap.
Golden Horn was an impressive winner of what looked like one of the best ever editions of the Group 2 Betfred Dante Stakes over 10 and a half furlongs at York. The John Gosden-trained son of Kildangan Stud stallion Cape Cross (by Green Desert) would have to be supplemented for next month's Group 1 Investec Derby.
The undefeated colt was bred by Hascombe and Valiant Studs, he is the second foal out of Fleche D'Or (by Dubai Destination) and he is a half-brother to last year's 10 furlong stakes winner Eastern Belle (by Champs Elysees). His dam is an unraced half-sister to the Group 1 Coronation Stakes heroine Rebecca Sharp (by Machiavellian), and also to the middle-distance blacktype scorers Mystic Knight (by Caerleon) and Hidden Hope (by Daylami).
Secret Gesture made all to win the Group 2 Betfred Middleton Stakes over 10 and a half furlongs at York, a fourth win from 13 starts for the Ralph Beckett-trained five-year-old. The dual classic-placed dual listed scorer was bred Newsells Park Stud.
She is a daughter of Coolmore Stud's multiple champion sire Galileo (by Sadler's Wells), her maiden full-brother Sir Isaac Newton is available at around 25/1 for the Group 1 Investec Derby, and her dam Shastye (by Danehill) is a half-sister to the Group 1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Sagamix (by Linamix).
Ephraim won the Group 3 Comer Group International 44th Oleander-Rennen over two miles at Hoppegarten. It is a first pattern success for the Markus Klug-trained son of Haras de Cercy stallion Rail Link (by Dansili). The four-year-old was bred by Gestut Rottgen and he is a gelded son of Enrica (by Niniski), which makes him a half-brother to the Group 1 Preis der Diana (German Oaks) heroine Enora (by Noverre), to the Group 2 scorer Egerton (by Groom Dancer) and to the stakes winner Ephigenie (by Groom Dancer).
Glass Office won the Group 2 Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes over six furlongs at York, a second pattern success for the David Simcock-trained five-year-old. He is a son of the late Irish National Stud stallion Verglas (by Highest Honor).
The entire was bred by Bloomsbury Stud, he is out of Oval Office (by Pursuit Of Love), and he is from their famous Mrs Moss (by Reform) family of Pushy (by Sharpen Up), Bluebook (by Secretariat), Myself (by Nashwan), Au Revoir (by Singspiel), Thrilling Day (by Groom Dancer), Precocious (by Mummy's Pet) and Jupiter Island (by St Paddy).
Star Of Seville held on narrowly to beat Together Forever (by Galileo) in the Group 3 Tattersalls Musidora Stakes over 10 and a half furlongs at York. It is a third win from four starts for Lady Bamford's homebred daughter of Duke Of Marmalade (by Danehill). She is trained by John Gosden, she is a half-sister to the Group 1 placed juvenile pattern scorer English Ballet (by Danehill Dancer) and her dam Stage Presence (by Selkirk) is a half-sister to the Group 3 Ballycorus Stakes winner Rum Charger (by Spectrum).
Little Nightingale won the Group 3 Prix Cleopatre over 10 and a half furlongs at Saint-Cloud, a second win from three starts for the Mikel Delzangles-trained three-year-old. She was bred by Dayton Investments Ltd, she is a daughter of the Haras de Mezeray stallion Muhtathir (by Elmaamul), and her stakes placed dam L'Etoile De Moscou (by Peintre Celebre) comes from the family of the Group 1 scorers Fijar Tango (by In Fijar) and Lost World (by Last Tycoon).
Pleascach was an easy winner of the Group 3 Irish National Stud European Breeders Fund Blue Wind Stakes over 10 furlongs at Naas. Jim Bolger bred and trains the classic-entered daughter of Kildangan Stud sire Teofilo (by Galileo). She is the second foal out of the 10 furlong winner Toirneach (by Thunder Gulch) and her grandam Wandering Pine (by Country Pine) is a half-sister to the dam of the US Grade 1 star Spain (by Thunder Gulch).
Goken is now a dual pattern winner following his success in the Group 3 Prix Texanita over five and a half furlongs at Maisons-Laffitte. Guy Pariente's homebred three-year-old is trained by Alex Pantall. He is by the Haras de Colleville stallion Kendargent (by Kendor), he is the first foal out of the dual-purpose winner Gooseley Chope (by Indian Tocket) and his grandam is the six furlong German stakes winner Gooseley Lane (by Pyramus).