Lah Ti Dar bids to build on her extremely promising debut success when she jumps into Listed company for the Tweenhills Pretty Polly Stakes at Newmarket on Sunday.
The full-sister to So Mi Dar, trained by John Gosden, could not have been more impressive than when storming home by six lengths from Arcadian Cat in a 14-runner maiden over a mile and a quarter at Newbury last month.
The daughter of Dubawi has several lofty entries, including the Investec Oaks, but will first have to pass this stern test against other likeable fillies.
“She ran very well and we couldn’t have asked for any more, really,” said Simon Marsh, racing manager to owner Lord Lloyd Webber.
“It’s a step up and we’ll see how she has progressed from Newbury when she races on Sunday.
“It’s very exciting, but it’s a strong field and there’s a very nice filly of Roger Varian’s (Qazyna) in the race. I thought she was a very impressive filly when she won at Newmarket.
“It will be a good test for them all. It’s a very good field, a very good renewal of the race.”
Qazyna was not extended to get off the mark over a mile at the Craven meeting, while Charlie Appleby is doubly represented with Chelmsford winner Espadrille and Expressiy, who was placed in both the UAE 1000 Guineas and Oaks in Meydan.
Lumi, trained by Karl Burke, and Richard Hannon’s Model, complete the sextet.