The highest ranked race of the day at Goodwood on day five of the festival is the Lillie Langtry stakes. The group two has attracted some smart fillies this year but the real eye-catcher is the progressive looking Sea La Rosa.
William Haggas' 4 year old has slowly been progressing as she'g got more racing under her belt. Despite finding group racing a little too taxing over 12 furlongs last season, she looked absolutely lethal over a longer trip when dropped to listed company next time out. Looking to have stamina in abundance, she skipped clear of a smart field and hit the line powerfully to gain black type success.
She's returned to racing as a more mature horse this year and captured her first group success over 12 furlongs at Haydock against her own sex in impressive fashion. She shaped nicely in a group 2 last time out but a return to a longer trip looks likely to bring out the best in this smartly bred filly for a top trainer who's already had group success at this meeting.