Lah Ti Dar digs deep on return to fend off Stoute fillies in Middleton
The high-class Lah Ti Dar produced a workmanlike performance to make a winning return to action at York in the Middleton Fillies' Stakes for John Gosden under Frankie Dettori, prevailing by a neck.
The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Rawdaa mounted a serious challenge to the 1-3 favourite in second, with strong-travelling stablemate Sun Maiden also producing a career-best display back in third.
A pleased Dettori said: "She was a bit rusty. Even going to post she was a bit gassy but she stayed really well."
Owned by Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Lah Ti Dar was dropping down in trip since finishing third to Magical in the Champion Fillies & Mares Stakes last October.
A step up in distance appears likely and Paddy Power responded by cutting the winner to 3-1 (from 9-2) for the 1m4f Coronation Cup at Epsom next month.
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