THE Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival continues today at York with seven races on the cards.

With a pot of £226,840 going to the winner, the seven-horse Group 1 contest Darley Yorkshire Oaks is the richest race today. After saddling winner Mishriff in yesterday's Juddmonte International, John and Thady Gosden will again have a stake in the day's big race.

There is a smattering of North Yorkshire interest today, with Mark Johnston, Richard Fahey and David O'Meara all represented on Knavesmire today.

Here, myracing previews four of the day's contests.

Sky Bet Lowther Stakes (Group 2), 1.50pm

There's no denying the quality in this year's Lowther with three of the top five highest-rated juvenile fillies set to face off over the straight six furlongs on the Knavesmire.

Sandrine tops the list with an official rating of 109 after a hat-trick of successes, which include decisive victories in the Duchess of Cambridge at Newmarket and Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Trained by Andrew Balding, Sandrine will have to defy a 3lb penalty for her Group 2 success, but has shown her consistency and ground versatility in her most recent starts, and should have further improvement to come given she's yet to fully grow into her frame.

Her nearest pursuer on heavy ground in the Albany was Hello You, who could be marked up for her performance given she refused to settle in the early stages. She was well supported to reverse the form at Newmarket but again ran too freely and finished third, two-and-a-quarter lengths behind Sandrine. If she is to reverse the form on her debut for Dave Loughnane, Hello You needs to race efficiently in a first-time hood.

Stuart Williams, trainer of Desert Dreamer: "I've been very happy with her since Ascot. It's a tough race, but she's in great form and we've got Oisin Murphy on board again. She'll be fine on most ground apart from extremes and she's taking her racing really well; she's very professional."

Dave Loughnane, trainer of Hello You: "She's taken on Sandrine a couple of times and come off the wrong end, but she's a nice filly and it's worth taking our chance. We've not had her very long and have put a hood on her after she ran a bit free last time."

Karl Burke, trainer of Illustrating: "She's come out of her Goodwood win really well and she'll love the step up to six furlongs. It's a tough race but she's a very good filly with a potent turn of foot."

Charlie Johnston, assistant trainer to Mark Johnston, trainer of Outside World: "She's going to have to take a significant step forward but we've always thought plenty of her. Her dam [Nahoodh] was a very good horse for us and Frankie (Dettori) won a Group 1 on her, so hopefully he can repeat something similar."

Ismail Mohammed, trainer of Zain Claudette: "We were happy with her work on the watered gallop on Tuesday and she worked amazing on the all-weather at the weekend. It's not an easy race with some talented fillies in there, but I'm looking forward to it."

Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes, 2.25pm

This race will long be remembered for the 2019 running when Mums Tipple scorched up the Knavesmire to win by 11 lengths. The Richard Hannon-trained juvenile achieved a Racing Post Rating of 115 that day, 13lb higher than the 10-year average for the race, but it now looks like a fluke.

This race is starting to develop a bit of a reputation and is often won by a wide margin, but rarely by a top-class horse. Even if you take away Mums Tipple's 11 lengths, the average winning distance in the other nine races in the last 10 years is 1.4 lengths, yet just 2015 winner Tasleet and last season's heroine Happy Romance went on to land a Group race.

Karl Burke, trainer of Korker: "He's in great form and his brothers that we trained stayed six furlongs and further, which gives me hope he'll stay. I'm hoping he can put up a big show."

Dave Loughnane, trainer of Mojomaker: "I'd like to think he'll go well. He has Listed-placed form and ran well on soft ground that went against him at Goodwood. Six furlongs at York will suit him down to the ground."

Clive Cox, trainer of Wings Of War: "He was very impressive at Nottingham last time, where he was really professional and enjoyed the quick ground. This race was a nice target to aim at and he should have a realistic chance."

Tim Easterby, trainer of Atomic Lady: "She's a very good filly and I hope she has a great chance. It's a nice prize to go for and she has lots of ability."

Clipper Logistics Handicap, 3pm

Magical Morning, Orbaan and Escobar all renew their rivalry with Maydanny after being firmly put in their place last month. Goodwood doesn't suit every horse – the camber and downhill finish can lead to plenty of scrimmaging – and failure to find a clear passage is a common excuse.

The David O'Meara-trained Orbaan and Escobar both met with traffic problems last time and given both are course-and-distance winners and will appreciate the return to the Knavesmire, they may reverse the form with Maydanny. The local trainer is also represented by French recruit Tammami, who makes his first start after a gelding operation but looks well handicapped off a mark of 97, and the experienced Young Fire.

There don't appear to be too many front-runners in the field, which could lead to a slower pace than expected. Maydanny will go forward, as will Fame And Acclaim and Cruyff Turn, but the lack of speed may cause an issue for hold-up performers such as Irish Admiral and La Trinidad.

John Gosden, joint-trainer of Magical Morning: "His chances were compromised by the soft ground at Goodwood last time and this surface should be better, although he is drawn wide in stall 18."

Philip Robinson, racing manager to Saeed Suhail, owner of Astro King: "I'm very concerned about the draw, it will be very difficult from 17. He's very well in himself, he’s been freshened up by Michael [Stoute]."

Les Eyre, trainer of Fame And Acclaim: "We'd like it to dry out as little as possible, and to have a little bit of juice in the ground to help. He's been in good form since Newmarket."

Tim Easterby, trainer of Cruyff Turn: "The faster ground the better for him. He's a really nice horse and has been progressive."

Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Group 1), 3.35pm

Last time she came she looked no more than a useful filly, best known for an embarrassing mix-up. Now she returns to York as an absolute star, possibly the very best around.

Aidan O'Brien always had faith in Snowfall and she has fully lived up to his highest expectations. There is certainly no mistaking the identity of a three-year-old who was inadvertently switched with stablemate Mother Earth at Newmarket last season – she is the one who has won her three races this season by a combined total of more than 28 lengths and is favourite for the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Snowfall first hinted she might be something special when she came home nearly four lengths clear in the Musidora Stakes in May, although that was a trial rather than a championship race and she was given a typically canny front-running ride by Ryan Moore.

However, there was no doubting her ability after she positively bolted up in the Oaks at Epsom the following month – when you score by 16 lengths, the biggest winning margin ever in a race that has been going for 242 years, you are clearly something well out of the ordinary.

The Irish Oaks was something of a lap of honour, as she followed up easily by eight and a half lengths at 2-7 at the Curragh without having to be asked any real question.

The real question now is how she will cope outside her own age group and sex. Today is the first test, taking on older fillies and mares in a race that became a stepping-stone for dual Arc winner Enable and also went to her narrow Longchamp victim Sea of Class in 2018.

Rossa Ryan, rider of Albaflora: "She's up against the best fillies around and she has a bit to make up with Wonderful Tonight but coming back to a mile and a half will suit my filly, and this ground will probably be more to our advantage than her. She has some smart form and if the two big players don't come to the fore, she's going to be there to pick up the pieces."

Aidan O'Brien, trainer of Snowfall, Divinely and La Joconde: "Everything has gone well for Snowfall since the Irish Oaks and we're very happy with her. This race has been her aim for a while now and everything has gone smoothly in the lead up to it. She's won at York before and the ground should be fine for her too.

"Divinely is a solid filly who is coming back in trip after trying a mile and six at Goodwood. We think it will suit her and she seems in good form. La Jaconde is another good, solid filly who has run some decent races and always gives her all."

Roger Varian, trainer of Eshaada: "This is a very smart filly. I have a lot of faith in her and believe she has more to offer."