Sign in to your account
Forgot / Reset Password? Click here
Not registered with The Irish Field? Register now to read 5 Field+ articles for FREE
Just one final step...
You must confirm your email address by clicking on the link we’ve sent to your email address.
You are only one short step away from reading 5 free Field+ articles.
VIDEO: Enbihaar gives Gosden record success in Lancashire Oaks
Register now to read five Field + articles
for free per month.
Only takes a second!
Already registered with The Irish Field? Sign in
By registering an account you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
VIDEO: Enbihaar gives Gosden record success in Lancashire Oaks
on 06 July 2019
The daughter of Redoute's Choice is trainer John Gosden's eighth winner of the 12-furlong contest

ENBIHAAR gave John Gosden a record eighth victory in the Group 2 bet365 Lancashire Oaks when taking the 12-furlong contest at Haydock.

The Newmarket trainer overtook the late Sir Henry Cecil’s tally of seven, thanks to Enbihaar reversing York form with Dramatic Queen. The latter had got the verdict on their previous meeting and made a gallant bid to make all the running.

Enbihaar (5/2) was never far behind the leader and was produced by Dane O’Neill to make her challenge inside the final quarter mile.

Dramatic Queen (4/1) would not give in lightly and fought all the way to the line, as Enbihaar prevailed by a neck. Klassique, a William Haggas-trained stablemate of the runner-up and sent off the 13/8 favourite, was third.

O’Neill said: “She’s a tough, tough filly. If you looked at the race again the last day (at York), (if it had been) over a shorter trip, she was the winner then as well – but just got caught close home really."

On Gosden’s record in the race, O’Neill added: “I haven’t got a very good record in it – so I needed to ride for someone like him to get a winner!

“She’s a smashing, gorgeous-looking filly.

“I spoke to Mr Gosden this morning, and we had an open plan. We said we’d jump well – which we didn’t do! Then we’d probably follow along, if no one wanted to make it.

“Obviously, Richard Kingscote’s filly (Dramatic Queen) has won over further, so he was keen for it to be a test, and he jumped positively.

“I’m not sure, whether we step up in grade – Mr Gosden and Sheikh Hamdan will have a talk about that. I wouldn’t say her job is done (yet) – I’m sure we can get better out of her.”

Related tags
Get full unlimited access to our content and archive.
Subscribe to The Irish Field
Unlimited access to The Irish Field via your computer, mobile device, tablet or newspaper delivered to your door.
Already a subscriber? Sign in