Cambridge is already prominent in the Oaks betting. She beat the re-opposing Regardez at Nottingham in October but will need to be well forward on her return if she's to get through this soft ground. Shama is around 25/1 for the Oaks after winning at Kempton on her reappearance but Lady Heidi has the stronger form with a Listed win in testing ground at Pontefract in October. The latter is also preferred to the more-exposed pair Latenightrequest and Lily Rules. Madame Chiang and Nancy From Nairobi are maiden winners but Queen Of Ice makes more appeal after picking up a conditions race at Kempton last month. EASTERN BELLE will appreciate the longer trip after three outings over 7f including a short-head defeat in soft going at Newmarket. John Gosden has trained two of the last three winners, with the The Fugue successful in 2012, and his filly may just have the edge over Cambridge on this surface.
Cambridge 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, closed 6f out, shaken up over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Nottingham 1m 2yo stks (5) gd in Oct beating Regardez (9-0) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Eastern Belle 10-3fav (9-0) Led far side group, ridden and every chance over 1f out, ran on, 2nd of 19, 1 1/4l behind Hadaatha (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn fll stks (4) gd in Apr.
Lady Heidi 20-1 (8-11) Keen held up in touch in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, edged right and led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Pontefract 1m 2yo lst stk (1) hvy in Oct beating Safety Check (9-2) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Latenightrequest 6-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 7f out, pushed along over 2f out, led well over 1f out, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr beating Mr Gallivanter (9-4) by 2l, 6 ran.
Lily Rules (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) In touch towards rear, not clear run 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, ridden and stayed on near finish, 6th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Sandiva (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Madame Chiang 33-1 (9-0) Dwelt pushed along in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Yarmouth 1m 2yo stks (5) sft in Oct beating Dorset Cream (9-0) by 4l, 10 ran.
Nancy From Nairobi 8-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Kallisha (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) sft in Apr.
Queen Of Ice 11-10fav (9-0) Made all, shaken up and quickened 4 lengths clear 2f out, ran on, won at Kempton 1m flls stks (2) pol in Apr beating Midnite Angel (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 4 ran.
Regardez 6-4fav (9-0) Made all, clear final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Doncaster 1m 2yo stks (5) sft in Oct beating Arabian Beauty (9-0) by 4l, 13 ran.
Shama (IRE) 6-4fav (9-0) Made all, shaken up 2f out, soon 2 lengths clear, comfortable, won at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr beating Court Room (9-5) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.